Community Grant Opportunity

Rogers Free Library Community Grant Program

The Board of Directors of the Friends of the Rogers Free Library is pleased to announce the establishment of a Community Grant program.  The purpose of the Rogers Free Library Community Grant Program is to provide an opportunity for community groups/ organizations/clubs or individuals to receive funding for the research, design, and implementation of programs, practices, and services that connect the Rogers Free Library with the greater community.  Programs, products, and services that are both innovative and meet the changing needs of our population will be given top priority for funding.  Individual grant requests up to $5000 will be accepted. The Friends have set aside $25,000 annually to finance the Rogers Free Library Community Grant Program.

 Grant requests must explicitly demonstrate a connection with the Rogers Free Library. This connection might include use of the library facilities, resources, and/or personnel and may be written to cover professional development, registration fees for coursework, seminars, and lectures; materials and supplies; capital equipment; labor; marketing; printing, etc.

Guidelines and applications for the current funding cycle will be available in the library from May 1st on, and may be submitted online at the library website. Applications will be reviewed and approved quarterly beginning in September 2016.  Applications will be accepted at any time until the 2016 funds have been allocated. For further information, contact Joan Prescott, Library Director at the library or by email at prescottj069@gmail.com

Click HERE for the form.


ROGERS FREE LIBRARY GRANT REQUEST GUIDELINES:

FEBRUARY 2015

GENERAL:  The purpose of the Rogers Free Library Community Grant Program, is to provide an opportunity for community groups/organizations/clubs or individuals to receive funding for the research, design, and implementation of programs, practices, and services that connect the Rogers Free Library with the greater community.  Programs, products, and services that are both innovative and meet the changing needs of our population will be given top priority for funding.

GRANT ALLOCATIONS AND INDIVIDUAL CAPS: Grant requests in the amount up to $5000 will be accepted. A budget of $25,000 will be set aside by the Friends on an annual basis to finance the Rogers Free Library Community Grant Program.

ELIGIBILITY:   Grant requests must explicitly demonstrate a connection with the Rogers Free Library. This connection might include use of the library facilities, resources, and/or personnel.

ELIGIBLE EXPENSES: Grants may be written to cover professional development, registration fees for coursework, seminars, and lectures; materials and supplies; capital equipment; labor; marketing; printing, etc.

TIMELINE: Twice a year, The Friends Grant Oversight Committee will announce a Call for Submissions, and will provide information and guidance relative to the completion of grant requests. Grant requests will be accepted at any time during the year and will then be subject to the following process:

PROCESS:

  • All grant requests must be submitted on the appropriate forms, and must be as complete as possible. Assistance in completing the form will be provided by the Friends Grant Oversight Committee.
  • Grant requests may be submitted at any time, but will be reviewed by the above named committee on a quarterly basis. The recommendations of the Friends Grant Oversight Committee will be forwarded to the Directors of the Friends of the Rogers Free Library, the grant funding source, and final approval will be voted on at a quarterly meeting of the Directors of the Friends of the Rogers Free Library.
  • Once approved, the grant must be completed within the calendar year of approval. A Final Evaluation form must be submitted within that timeline.

These guidelines will be subject to review and revision.