[Michlib-l] Google Grants for Public Libraries - Deadline July 22

White, Shannon (MDE) WhiteS29 at michigan.gov
Wed Jun 12 19:57:30 EDT 2019

Libraries Lead with Digital Skills - Get funding, training, and tools to help your community grow their skills, career, or business

Libraries Lead with Digital Skills is an initiative of ALA and PLA, sponsored by Google, to ensure that public libraries across the nation receive ongoing access to free tools and resources to help everyone across America grow their skills, careers, and businesses.

Applications accepted through July 22
Tell us how your library is assisting job seekers and empowering small business owners with digital skills!

Select one of the Grow with Google resources<https://grow.google/> to integrate into a new or existing workshop, class, event, etc. and submit your idea via our simple application. Accepted libraries receive:

  *   Funding – $1,000 with minimal application and reporting requirements, with the opportunity to receive an additional $3,000 bonus if your program is selected for a Spotlight Award (view more details<http://www.ala.org/pla/initiatives/google/howto>).
  *   Marketing support – ALA and Google can help get the word out about your program with social media guidance, marketing assets, and more.
  *   Technical guidance – Have questions about curriculum resources or programs? Ask Google! Need some best practices in library programming? PLA is here to help!
  *   A community of practice – Troubleshoot challenges and share ideas with other libraries that receive funding alongside ALA, PLA, and Google.
  *   Advocacy tools – Use our impact evaluation tools and advocacy resources to create and sustain the digital skills plan for your community.

Find details and links to the application for Michigan libraries on this web page http://www.ala.org/pla/initiatives/google

Shannon White
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