Researching Library Funders and Grant Opportunities (Online)

Searching for grant opportunities doesn’t need to be overwhelming. Library grant expert, Stephanie Gerding, is back to cover shortcuts to finding library grant funding.

Becoming familiar with the different types of grant sources can help ensure that your proposal reaches the right audience. We’ll cover the categories of grants and specific funders that have an interest in funding libraries and grant projects like yours. We will explore all sources including federal, state and local government grants, as well as foundation, corporate, business, service club and professional association grants.  Tips and a helpful handout explaining online and print resources will help you find the ideal grant for your library.

Stephanie Gerding is a nationally known library consultant, trainer and author on grants, training and technology topics. Stephanie has written over 20 published articles and co-authored two books on library grants, including the newly published Winning Grants. She has in-depth knowledge and practical experience with grants, having worked on all sides of the grant process as a grant writer, reviewer and project coordinator. She is co-author of the Library Grants Blog, a free resource for library grant announcements.

For more information about these sessions, contact Dorothy Frank at or 850.245.6631.

Recordings of previous LSTA Grant Writing webinars hosted by the Division of Library and Information Services are available. For information on how to access LSTA Grant Overview; How to Establish Your Need; How to Write an Outcomes Plan; or How to Write an Action Plan and Budget Narrative, contact Dorothy Frank at or 850.245.6631.

Register for this session

Once your registration has been processed, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions for joining the session.

For additional registration information, contact:

Stephanie Race at or 850.245.6630

Melissa Hooke at or 850.245.6632

This program is funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services.

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