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Grants to USA Public Libraries to Conduct Digital Literacy Classes for Local Residents

PLA Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive


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Funding Source
Public Library Association (PLA) and AT&T
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Important Dates
Deadline: 06/11/23 11:59 PM CT Receipt Save

Grant Description
Grants of $6,000 to USA and territories public libraries to provide digital literacy classes for local residents. The purpose of the program is to enhance the technological capabilities of course participants. Funding is intended to encourage public libraries to promote and teach digital skills using the DigitalLearn platform.

Funds awarded through PLA Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive, supported by AT&T will provide the support libraries need to conduct digital literacy training in their community and to promote the PLA and AT&T digital literacy courses. 

Examples of how incentive funds may be used:

  • Hire trainers to conduct the workshops.
  • Purchase and distribute materials to promote PLA and AT&T digital literacy resources and library’s digital skills support. Examples include bookmarks, flash drives, flyers, headphones, etc.
  • Advertise PLA and AT&T’s digital literacy resources and library’s digital skills support. Examples include Facebook ads, Instagram Ads, Google Ads, newspaper advertisements, billboards, and locally produced promotional videos.
  • Purchase non-capital equipment to be used for training (e.g., computer and/or projector to be used for trainings).
  • Print handouts, certificates and other learner materials for in-person trainings.
  • Translate online course or training materials into languages other than currently available English and Spanish resources.
  • Rent a space for training (if needed and not held in a library).
  • Purchase project supplies (e.g., paper, post-its, printing, etc.).
  • Provide snacks for attendees at in-person trainings.
  • Purchase PPE such as masks, hand and equipment sanitizer for in-person trainings.

Programming Requirements:

  • Conduct DigitalLearn workshops to reach a minimum of 36 learners/attendees using one or more of the following training materials: Internet Basics, Video Conferencing Basics, Cybersecurity Basics, Email Basics, Computer Basics (Windows 10), Computer Basics (macOS 11), Mobile Device Basics (Android), Mobile Device Basics (iOS)


Additional Eligibility Criteria
This opportunity is open to all public libraries in the United States and Washington, D.C. American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands.

Pre-Application Information
The deadline has been extended and applications will now be accepted until June 11, 2023, 11:59 PM Central.


Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
Libraries can apply for an incentive of $6000.

Term of Contract
Applicants must complete all workshops by: December 31, 2023

Contact Information
Apply online:

American Library Association
225 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60601

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