- About MHLS
- Member Libraries
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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 2020 funding by New York State.
Libraries who are interested in applying for this grant can fill out an intent to apply form. This form is due on March 16, 2020.
Applications for the grant will be sent to those who submit an intent to apply form and will be due April 24th, 2020. Libraries will be notified of their approval status in May 2020.
Libraries who were approved must send in the Receipt Form with all receipts attached (dated January 1, 2020 – November 1, 2020) on or before November 13, 2020, for reimbursement. You must have also completed the online final report survey.
You can spend the grant money on: