Organizations providing K-12 education can apply now for up to $1.5 million in funding from the Library of Congress to develop curricula, instructional materials and apps/online interactive featuring Library of Congress online resources.

The grants of up to  $500,000 are good for Oct. 1, 2019 to Sept. 30, 2020.

In its March 1 announcement, the Library of Congress, – which is the world’s largest library, offering access to the creative record of the United States –  said the grants are open to  public, private, not-for profit and for-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, library services, cultural institutions and other collaborative partnerships (such as an organization with content expertise paired with an organization possessing technological expertise).

The deadline to apply is April 22.

There is no minimum award amount and it said that individual funding levels will depend on the content and quality of applications and the number of applications received. 

Selected organizations will work with the Library’s Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program to use and incorporate, not only its online primary sources, but also the many other resources available online from the Library of Congress.

Coursework, curriculum and educational strategies should:

  • Combine  the use of Library primary sources with accepted pedagogy and standards used to teach in a specific curricular area(s);
  • Mobile app or online interactive for use in K-12 education using the Library’s digital primary sources and other online resources; or
  • Instructional materials suitable for use in teacher professional development that support the effective use of Library primary sources in K-12

 Applicants should have the network and organizational structure necessary to facilitate national dissemination of products created under this grant.

Successful grantees will become part of the Library's Teaching with Primary Sources Educational Consortium.

For more information about the TPS Educational Consortium, and current members and their projects, visit loc.gov/teachers/tps/consortium/.

The Library of Congress, which also offers access to extensive materials from around the world, on-site in Washington, DC and online, is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office. Its collections, reference services and other programs  and to plan a visit is available at loc.gov.

The official site for U.S. federal legislative information at congress.gov.  

To register creative works of authorship, visit copyright.gov.

The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library, offering access to the creative record of the United States — and extensive materials from around the world — both on-site and online. It is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office. Explore collections, reference services and other programs and plan a visit at loc.gov, access the official site for U.S. federal legislative information at congress.gov and register creative works of authorship at copyright.gov.

For more information about the application requirements and selection criteria, see the “Notice of Funds Availability” at loc.gov/teachers/newsevents/.