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27 Sept

The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Supports the Development of a Diverse Workforce of Librarians.

  Grant Amount: Grant amounts range based on type of proposal: 
Planning Grants: up to $100,000 
National Forum Grants: up to $150,000 
Project Grants: up to $1,000,000 
Research Grants: up to $500,000


The Institute of Museum and Library Services, through the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21), supports developing a diverse workforce of librarians to better meet the changing learning and information needs of the American public by: enhancing the training and professional development of library and archives professionals, developing faculty and library leaders, and recruiting and educating the next generation of library and archives professionals.

All applications must designate one of the following project categories: 

  • Lifelong Learning 
  • Community Catalysts 
  • National Digital Infrastructures and Initiatives


K-12 educators are eligible to apply for field trip funding.


  • Education / Job Training