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New Hampshire Library Technology Grant Program

This competitive grants program awards grants of up to $10,000 to community libraries to support online access, technology upgrades, distance learning and staff development.

  • Geographic focus

    Organizations serving New Hampshire communities within the Foundation’s eight regions: Capital, Lakes, Manchester, Monadnock, Nashua, North Country, Piscataqua and Upper Valley.

  • Eligibility

    Eligible applicants must serve what is considered to be a rural, and underserved or under-resourced community.

    If you are unsure if your library serves a rural or underserved community, please contact Ben Amsden, at Ben.Amsden@nhcf.org.

  • Grant amount

    Up to $10,000

  • Application deadlines

    Friday, October 8, 2021, 5:00 pm Eastern time
    GrantSource will begin accepting applications on Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Application and grant process

Step 1

Determine eligibility.

Carefully read the information provided above to determine if you are eligible.

Step 2

Log in or create a new profile in GrantSource.

Log in to GrantSource, update your profile and access open applications.

If you have never applied, and your library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit or has a “Friends of” that is a 501(c)(3), please create a new profile using the “Register here” button.

If you are not a 501(c)(3) but a government agency/municipality, please contact Wendy Cahill at Wendy.Cahill@nhcf.org with the following information in order to establish an account:

  • EIN (tax id)
  • Do you share that EIN with the town?
  • Can the library accept the grant check or does it need to go to the town?
  • Contact name and email for the library (who will be applying).

Step 3

Complete and submit the online application by Friday, October 8, 2021, 5:00 pm Eastern time.

To prepare answers for the application, please consider the following questions:

  • Describe the project and the need it meets;
  • Describe the project’s workplan and your ability to implement the project;
  • What do you hope the project will achieve in your community?  What do you hope to learn?
  • If applicable, describe any connections between this project and other pre-existing library resources (local, state, beyond).

Step 6

Receive funding.

If your application is awarded, you will be notified by mid-November.

Step 7

Publicize your grant.

If you are awarded funding and you’d like to share the good news, please refer to our grantee press kit.

Step 8

Report.

At the end of your grant period, you will be required to complete a final report. Log in to GrantSource to submit your final report via the online portal. Please note that applicants who do not submit a final grant report will not be considered for future funding.

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  • Ben Amsden
  • Senior Program Officer, Lakes and North Country Regions