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.

Grants & Funding

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.

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The application period is now closed.

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

Not a member? Join! Membership in YALSA/ALA starts at $61 per year.

Join or by phone, 800-545-2433 (press 5).

For more information, please contact Anna Lam at

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