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Grants for Public Libraries

Grants Administered by the Department of Libraries

The Vermont Department of Libraries offers grants for projects on an annual or one-time basis.

To find out more about each grant, click through below. There you will find information regarding deadlines, eligibility, the application process, and grant dollar amounts. The Department of Libraries values innovation and these grants may be what you need to make your good idea reality.

  • Capital Projects Grants: Competitive grants to public libraries to support capital projects. (One-Time)
  • Courier Grants: Non-competitive grants to public libraries with one courier stop per week to be used toward payment(s) to the courier service vendor to support participation in resource sharing through Interlibrary Loan. (Annual)
  • Summer Programming Grants: Non-competitive grants to public libraries to support participation in Summer Reading and local programming efforts for youth. (Annual)
  • American Rescue Plan Act Grants through IMLS: Non-competitive, formula-based grants to public libraries to provide support in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. (One-time)

External Grant Opportunities for Public Libraries

VTLIB also looks for external grant opportunities for libraries. A list of those grants and information about them can be found here: