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Indiana State Library Foundation Grant Guidelines and Application

September 2018

We are pleased to introduce this grant opportunity from the Indiana State Library Foundation. The purpose of this grant is for libraries from across Indiana to be better able to serve their clientele.  The grant will be unrestricted and enable the applying library to create their own opportunity.  Ten grants will be awarded each year for $1000.  Any Indiana library that meets public library standards is eligible to apply.

Please note that the grant committee or the Foundation may request additional information as needed.


  1. Your library must be a good standing with all state requirements
  2. Proposal should include goals and objectives as well as a target audience.
  3. Proposal should indicate relevance to the library’s strategic plan.
  4. Proposal should include the total project budget and include what percentage of this grant will be used to fund the project.
  5. Projects may include support services, equipment purchases or capital improvements.
  6. Proposals may be submitted until November 15, 2018. The requests will be reviewed by a committee and awarded in December.
  7. Grant requests may be made for $1,000.
  8. Grant requests should be no longer than four pages in length and signed by the Library’s director.
  9. A grant may only be awarded to an institution once every 3 calendar years.


The cover letter and proposal should be sent to:

  • Indiana State Library Foundation, Inc.
    Attn: Grant Committee
    140 N. Senate Avenue
    Indianapolis, IN  46204

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