Daily Archives: September 17, 2012

PLP Innovation and Technology Grant Launches!

Announcing the PLP Innovation and Technology Opportunity Grant Program for 2012-13!


At its July 30th meeting, the PLP Executive Committee approved an allocation of $150,000 to be used to fund an Innovation and Technology Opportunity Grant Program, based on the BALIS model. BALIS has had such a very successful program since 2006. These grants have produced significant and important results for the recipients.  The Executive Committee expects that this experience will be of great value to PLP member libraries.

The PLP grant letter and the PLP grant application as well as previous BALIS grants that did not exceed $15,000 are posted here for your review.

Please note that each grant is limited to $15,000 and grants are due back to PLP by Wednesday, October 31,2012.

Please contact Linda Crowe at crowe@plsinfo.org or Terry Jackson at jackson@plsinfo.org  if you have any questions.

2010/2011 Innovation Grants:

Alameda Free Library – Green Thumbs Green Minds

SFPL – Online Learning-Career and Jobs Searching Support

2010/2011 Technology Grants:

Berkeley Public Library – Construction Production Berkeley Teens Film & Promote Improved

SFPL – Digital Archives Kit

2009/2010 Innovation Grants:

Berkeley Public Library – Cultural Arts Literacy Program

SFPL – Accessibility Toolkit

SFPL – Online Training Tutorials

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