- About MHLS
- Member Libraries
- For the Public
The Outreach Mini-Grant is administered by the Mid-Hudson Library System using NYS Outreach Categorical Aid funds from the NYS Library Division of Library Development. These funds will be used to award up to $2,000 each to member libraries who wish to develop programs and services to connect to target outreach populations at the local level.
Outreach target populations are those who are educationally disadvantaged, members of ethnic or minority groups in need of special library services, unemployed, blind, physically disabled, have developmental or learning disabilities, or who are aged or confined in institutions.
Libraries who participate in this grant will be required to identify a target population in their community that falls into the above outreach categories. They will need to provide a project description, timeline, budget, and information on any community partners that may be involved. Libraries who participate will also need to submit an evaluation that measures the success of their project.
This mini-grant is contingent on 2018 funding by New York State.
Applications for the grant were due on May 31st, 2019. Libraries were notified of their approval status in June 2019.
Libraries who were approved must send in the Receipt Form with all receipts attached (dated January 1, 2019 – November 1, 2019) on or before November 14, 2019, for reimbursement. You must have also completed the online final report survey.
You can spend the grant money on: