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Autism Welcome Here: Library Programs, Services and More Grant

Grants to USA and Canada Libraries for
Programs that Benefit People with Autism

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Grants of up to $5,000 to USA and Canada libraries for services, projects, and programs that benefit people with autism of all ages or their families. Funding is intended for the purchase program materials, to hire a trainer to present a workshop, or to pay for staff coverage. Applicants may propose to initiate a new, creative program or service, bring an already-existing, successful program or service to their library for the first time, or enhance a program or service they already offer.

Applications will be judged on the basis of:

  1. The project is clearly described and well thought out.
  2. The potential impact is significant.
  3. There is institutional support for the program or service
  4. People with autism, family members or other community stakeholders are involved in the development and/or implementation of the project.
  5. The program is one that would be replicable in other communities.
  6. The program or service is based on an understanding of the needs of people with autism and/orĀ  best practices in working with this population.
  7. There is a plan for the continuation of the service or program after the grant year.
  8. The project would not be possible without outside funding.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165935

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

One or more grants will be awarded.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each year, a total of $5,000 will be awarded. Depending on the applications received, one grant for the full amount or multiple grants for smaller amounts totaling $5,000 may be awarded.

Term of Contract:

The grant funding period is April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any type of library in the United States or Canada can apply.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for the 2020-2021 grant cycle will be accepted starting September 2, 2019. The application deadline is December 2, 2019.

Winners will be notified by March 1, 2020.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications, budget sheets, institutional letters of support and any other supporting documentation must be submitted as email attachments to:

Please direct any questions to Barbara Klipper:

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon