Tools in Action Micro-Grant Application
Thank you for your interest in Rural Library Service and Social Wellbeing resources! To be eligible for this $500 training, $500 micro-implementation grant, you must be:
- an employee of a public library with a budget less than $150,000 and service population less than 7,500;
- able to personally receive an honorarium of $500 for time spent learning to use the resources, meeting with a Pathways to Wellbeing guide, and answering written and video recorded questions;
- able to work with your public library trustees for the library to receive and spend $500 on social wellbeing related activities;
- want to make real long-lasting wellbeing improvements throughout the community through library service.
Have questions? Email Margo at
. The toolkit your guide will work with you on will be available for use on January 13, 2021. Deadline for applications is Friday, February 13, 2021.
Full Name (first, last)
Please describe the community where your employing library is located. Include what the community's strengths are: what works for the people who live there, why do they come and/or stay?
Please, describe your personal definition of the good life and how this definition is being met in the community where you live.
Please check all the following grant program requirements before submitting this application. If there is something you can't or don't want to do, this mini-grant program isn't for you right now.
I will operate as though each individual community resident is valuable to me, to the library, and to the community as a whole.
I will attend mutually scheduled meetings with my guide no less than twice a month.
I have the capacity and desire to reflect critically on my work .
I am a learner.
I will work with my resource guide to uncover answers to questions.
I will give written feedback, reflections, and one video interview on my experience.
If selected I will be able to secure signed approval from my board president to participate in this program.
About the Rural Library Service & Social Wellbeing: Research and Resources Project.
Began in 2018 as a collaboration between Southern Tier Library System (lead agency), Pioneer Library System, and New Mexico State Library with support from REFORMA and Association for Rural and Small Libraries, this project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (grant record: RE-96-18-0134-18). For more on the research, project teams, and resources visit
. For more on the Southern Tier Library System, visit
By clicking submit, you agree to Margo Gustina (research @ rurallibraries.org) emailing you about your application.
We will review applications through February 13, 2021. We will select grantees by Monday, February 15th and let you know directly by email if you and your library were selected.
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