Grants & Funding

YALSA will distribute grants of $1,000 each to encourage outstanding Teen Tech Week activities by providing financial assistance, while recognizing YALSA members for excellent library services for and with teens, especially those teens that lack access to up to date technology. Innovative proposals that help teens gain skills in using digital media, whether to help with school work, explore personal interests or prepare for careers are encouraged.

Funds may be used to purchase digital media, enhance the library's collection or support a particular program activity. Funds may not be used for salaries or for food/beverages.

The application deadline is January 1, 2017. Grant recipients will be announced the week of January 23, 2017.

The grant is open to both public and school libraries.

To determine if you are eligible to apply, you must answer yes to the following questions

  • Is your activity organized through a library?
  • Will you be the project coordinator for this activity?
  • Are you a personal member of YALSA?

Grantees will be expected to do the following:

  • contribute to a YALSAblog post about Teen Tech Week in Feb.,
  • submit a final report in April
  • submit program to YALSA's Teen Programming HQ site
  • create a YALSA Academy video that teaches or informs other library staff about one aspect of your TTW program.

New to grant writing? Check out these great tips!

Apply now through the online form.

The application period is now closed.

To explore other funding opportunities, check out YALSA's grants page on the YALSA wiki.

Not a member? Join! Membership in YALSA/ALA starts at $61 per year. Join online or by phone, 800-545-2433 (press 5).

For more information, please contact Anna Lam at

Encourages teens to visit the library to use all of the great digital resources offered to make a change in their life and community. #TTW17

Perks for TTW Site Members

By joining this site, you're eligible for these benefits & resources:

  • Free digital download of themed posters, bookmarks, and more!
  • Free access to archived webinars and opportunities to participate in an upcoming Teen Tech Week webinar
  • updates about grant opportunities
  • materials from TTW Partners, such as database trials, books and more.


Successful High School Programs

Started by Karen Abraham in Sample Title. Last reply by Amy Ojserkis Feb 10. 1 Reply

I have always struggled to get a large turnout at my high school for teen tech week.  Any suggestions on how to draw them in?  Any ideas that have worked for other high school libraries?  Thanks!Continue

Tags: school, high

Open Source Media

Started by Dawn Abron in Sample Title Feb 6. 0 Replies

Teen Tech Week 2017 includes coding.  If you are looking for coding sites/activities for your programming, check out this article on…Continue

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What are your planning for your public library for TTW 2017?

Started by Carla Avitabile in Sample Title. Last reply by Veronica Rainwater Jan 31. 1 Reply

I have always felt that TTW can be many things. So many in fact it can be hard to focus on on aspect or another even when there is a theme. The public library where I work is located in a school…Continue

Hi-Res TTW Logos

Started by Marisa Eytalis in Sample Title. Last reply by Marisa Eytalis Jan 27. 2 Replies

Hi all! How do we obtain high res versions of the TTW logos? Our marketing department is refusing to use the low res ones for our print materials. They require that all images be a minimum of 300…Continue

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