Grants Promote Water Quality/Watershed Conservation in the Carolinas and Support African American and Native American/Native Hawaiian Museums

Duke Energy Water Resources Fund
The Duke Energy Water Resources Fund, administered by the North Carolina Community Foundation, provides grants for projects benefiting waterways in North Carolina and South Carolina or immediately downstream of Duke Energy operational facilities in Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia. The Fund supports efforts to address water quality and quantity issues in streams or watersheds; education and awareness of water quality, quantity, and conservation issues; river management plans; watershed and water quality research; purchase of conservation easements; and public use and access to waterways. Grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000. Nonprofit organizations and local government agencies are eligible to apply. The next application cycle will be open from October 1 through November 1, 2018, at 12 noon. Visit the North Carolina Community Foundation’s website to learn more about the Duke Energy Water Resources Fund.

Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services seeks to advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations. The Museum Grants for African American History and Culture program supports activities that build the capacity of African American museums and promote the growth and development of museum professionals. The Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Program provides support to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge through strengthened activities in areas such as exhibitions, educational services and programming, professional development, and collections stewardship. The application deadline for both programs is November 1, 2018.

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Grant for School Libraries Affected by Natural Disasters Available

Grants Aid School Libraries Affected by Natural Disasters
American Association of School Librarians: Beyond Words: The Dollar General School Library Relief Fund

Beyond Words: The Dollar General School Library Relief Fund, administered by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), supports public school libraries in the communities served by Dollar General. The Fund provides grants of up to $20,000 to pre-K-12 public schools whose school library programs have been affected by a natural disaster, fire, or an act of terrorism. Schools that have absorbed a significant number of displaced/evacuee students are also eligible to apply. Grants are intended to help replace or supplement books, media, or library equipment. Eligible applicants must be located within 20 miles of a Dollar General store, distribution center, or corporate office. Grant applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Visit the AASL website to submit an online application.

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