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Current Grant Cycles

Washington Digital Heritage 2021–2022

The Washington Digital Heritage (WDH) grant cycle supports public, tribal, special, and academic libraries in carrying out a variety of digital initiatives focused on archival and special collections of cultural and/or historical significance.

Public libraries, special libraries, academic libraries (two and four year colleges and universities), and tribal libraries (tribes as defined in federal regulations 2 CFR § 175.25 (b)) are eligible to submit applications for this grant cycle.

Proposals may include:

  • Digitization/reformatting of archival and special collections.
  • Metadata creation, remediation/cleanup, and/or re-cataloging.
  • Development of local standards, practices, and/or policies related to digitization, metadata creation, digital preservation, etc.
  • Creation of born-digital multimedia content (e.g., oral histories, digital exhibits).
  • Integration of primary sources or archival collections into educational settings by way of lesson plans/curricula, and/or Open Educational Resources (OERs).

Overall funding to support this grant cycle is $80,000; with a limit of $15,000 per award. 

Washington State Library staff is available to answer questions about this grant or your specific proposal.
Email us at [email protected]. Staff can help determine if you should proceed with or adjust proposals or budgets before expending the resources necessary to fully plan the project and prepare a full grant application. Please consult our LibGuide as a resource when preparing your application.

Application deadline: 4/16/21

New this year!

  • We are accepting letters of intent to apply:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WDH2021LOI
  • We will be holding a webinar on 2/22/21 at 1 pm to promote these grants and answer any questions.
  • All application materials and extensive information is available in our LibGuide.

          (https://washstatelib.libguides.com/washington_digital_heritage_grants/home)

 

Closed Grant Cycles

Washington Digital Heritage 2019
No longer accepting applications

The Washington Digital Heritage (WDH) grant cycle supports public, tribal, and academic libraries in carrying out a variety of digital initiatives focused on archival and special collections of cultural and/or historical significance.

Public library systems, individual public library branches, academic libraries (two and four year colleges and universities), and tribal libraries are eligible to submit applications for this grant cycle.

Proposals may include/involve:

  • Digitization/reformatting of archival and special collections.
  • Metadata creation, remediation/cleanup, and/or re-cataloging.
  • Development of local standards, practices, and/or policies related to digitization, metadata creation, digital preservation, etc.
  • Creation of born-digital multimedia content (e.g., oral histories, digital exhibits).
  • Integration of primary sources or archival collections into educational settings by way of lesson plans/curricula, and/or Open Educational Resources (OERs).

Overall funding to support this grant cycle is $80,000. This grant cycle has a limit of $8,000 per award. We anticipate that ten (10) or more applicants may receive awards.

This grant opportunity may also be used by existing or prospective institutions to develop Washington Rural Heritage (WRH) collections. Libraries that would like to participate in the WRH program should commit to digitizing at least one hundred (100) items to WSL by the end of the grant cycle.

Washington State Library staff is available to answer questions about this grant or your specific proposal. Staff can help determine if you should proceed with or adjust proposals or budgets before expending the resources necessary to fully plan the project and prepare a full grant application. WRH staff contact information is found in Section 11 of the guidelines. You are encouraged to use the guidelines as a resource when preparing your application.

Microsoft LinkedIn Learning Implementation & Expansion Grants 2020–2021
No longer accepting applications

The Microsoft LinkedIn Learning Implementation & Expansion grant cycle supports Washington’s public and tribal libraries and community or technical colleges to implement a new program or expand an existing program or service that utilizes Microsoft Imagine Academy or LinkedIn Learning resources. Proposals funded through this grant cycle begin on or around June 17, 2020 and may continue through June 22, 2021.

Proposals were funded that met, at minimum, one of the following objectives:

  • Promote or support instruction for the public in digital literacy (basic computer, digital device, software, and Internet usage), computer programming/coding, and STEM subjects.
  • Promote or support industry-recognized software, IT, or computer science certification programs.
  • Promote or support programs that advance careers and employment in IT, computer science, data science, or other STEM fields.

All grant funding supports programs or services that are free and open to the general public, residing or employed in Washington state.

Applications for the 2020 – 2021 grant cycle were due on May 13, 2020, grantees were notified May 28, 2020, with contract execution on or before June 17, 2020.

Washington Digital Heritage 2020–2021
No longer accepting applications

The Washington Digital Heritage (WDH) grant cycle supports public, tribal, special, and academic libraries in carrying out a variety of digital initiatives focused on archival and special collections of cultural and/or historical significance.

Public library systems, individual public library branches, special libraries, academic libraries (two and four year colleges and universities), and tribal libraries (tribes as defined in federal regulations 2 CFR § 175.25 (b)) are eligible to submit applications for this grant cycle.

Proposals may include:

  • Digitization/reformatting of archival and special collections.
  • Metadata creation, remediation/cleanup, and/or re-cataloging.
  • Development of local standards, practices, and/or policies related to digitization, metadata creation, digital preservation, etc.
  • Creation of born-digital multimedia content (e.g., oral histories, digital exhibits).
  • Integration of primary sources or archival collections into educational settings by way of lesson plans/curricula, and/or Open Educational Resources (OERs).

Overall funding to support this grant cycle is $80,000. This grant cycle has a limit of $8,000 per award. We anticipate that ten (10) or more applicants may receive awards.

This grant opportunity may also be used by existing or prospective institutions to develop Washington Rural Heritage (WRH) collections. Libraries that would like to participate in the WRH program should commit to digitizing at least one hundred (100) items by the end of the grant cycle.

Washington State Library staff is available to answer questions about this grant or your specific proposal. Staff can help determine if you should proceed with or adjust proposals or budgets before expending the resources necessary to fully plan the project and prepare a full grant application. WRH staff contact information is in Section 11 of the guidelines. Please use the guidelines as a resource when preparing your application.

Application deadline: 07/01/2020.

Download the guidelines and application form:

Closed Grant Cycles

Washington Digital Heritage 2019
No longer accepting applications

The Washington Digital Heritage (WDH) grant cycle supports public, tribal, and academic libraries in carrying out a variety of digital initiatives focused on archival and special collections of cultural and/or historical significance.

Public library systems, individual public library branches, academic libraries (two and four year colleges and universities), and tribal libraries are eligible to submit applications for this grant cycle.

Proposals may include/involve:

  • Digitization/reformatting of archival and special collections.
  • Metadata creation, remediation/cleanup, and/or re-cataloging.
  • Development of local standards, practices, and/or policies related to digitization, metadata creation, digital preservation, etc.
  • Creation of born-digital multimedia content (e.g., oral histories, digital exhibits).
  • Integration of primary sources or archival collections into educational settings by way of lesson plans/curricula, and/or Open Educational Resources (OERs).

Overall funding to support this grant cycle is $80,000. This grant cycle has a limit of $8,000 per award. We anticipate that ten (10) or more applicants may receive awards.

This grant opportunity may also be used by existing or prospective institutions to develop Washington Rural Heritage (WRH) collections. Libraries that would like to participate in the WRH program should commit to digitizing at least one hundred (100) items to WSL by the end of the grant cycle.

Washington State Library staff is available to answer questions about this grant or your specific proposal. Staff can help determine if you should proceed with or adjust proposals or budgets before expending the resources necessary to fully plan the project and prepare a full grant application. WRH staff contact information is found in Section 11 of the guidelines. You are encouraged to use the guidelines as a resource when preparing your application.

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