In 2022, CLEL created four $500 Mini Grants to be awarded annually to eligible CLEL members. Grant funds can support programming at the recipient’s institution and/or used to purchase books or other library related materials. Requested funds must be related to CLEL’s mission of being “passionately committed to strengthening children’s literacy through library services and community advocacy” and prioritize service to marginalized communities.
- Applicants must be CLEL members. CLEL Members do NOT need to reside in Colorado. Not a member? You can join FREE here: Become a Member
- All CLEL members are eligible, regardless of residency.
- Grant funds can support programming at the recipient’s institution and be used to purchase books or other library-related materials. Grants funds cannot be used to purchase books or other materials for a library’s collection.
- Requested funds must be related to CLEL’s mission of being “passionately committed to strengthening children’s literacy through library services and community advocacy.”
- All funds must be spent and projects completed by September 27, 2024.
- Recipients will present their project and its accomplishments in a panel presentation at the Annual CLEL Conference in the Fall of 2024. Photos are always encouraged!
- Members of the CLEL Steering Committee are not eligible to apply while they are serving their term.
- Selection Criteria:
- Focus on early literacy
- Alignment with CLEL’s mission
- Service to marginalized communities
- Community impact
2024 Mini Grant Timeline:
- Applications open October 16, 2023
- Applications close November 17, 2023
- Funds must be spent and projects completed by September 27, 2024
- Poudre River Public Library District / Angela Kettle
- Providence Public Library / Anne Kilkenny
- Peterson Library (of Peterson Space Force Base) / Hannah Weaver
- Pueblo City County Library District / Kristi Roque