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Community Engagement Resources: Community Engagement Grant

2024 Information

The Ramapo Catskill Library System will award grants each year to encourage member libraries to develop new programs or services aimed at some or all of the New York State target populations. These populations include people who are blind or physically disabled, aged, developmentally or learning disabled, institutionalized, members of ethnic/minority groups in need of special services, educationally disadvantaged, unemployed/underemployed or geographically isolated, at risk youth from birth to age 21.

These grants are intended to foster new activities, not to support ongoing programs. Preference will be given to those proposals that include strategies that will lead to sustainable activities beyond the grant period.  Special consideration will be given to those proposals that are exceptionally innovative and/or have high impact on the lives of target populations mentioned above.

Only RCLS member libraries can apply.  Applications for 2024 must be received on or before 4:00pm on October 13, 2023.

Application must include:

    • Program or Service Need
    • Target Population(s)
    • Demographical statistics for Target Population(s)
    • Program or Service’s description
    • Program or Service’s goals
    • Activities
    • Timetable
    • Program or Service Outputs and Outcomes
    • Budget