Libraries Ready to Code
is an initiative of the American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy
(OITP) and sponsored by Google
, which aims to ensure libraries have the resources, capacity, and inspiration to embrace activities that promote computational thinking (CT) and computer science (CS) among our nation’s youth.
ALA is accepting grant proposals of up to $25,000 to join a cohort of libraries that will 1) implement computational thinking or computer science programming for/with youth via their library; and 2) collaboratively develop a “Ready to Code” toolkit with the goal of enabling any library, regardless of geography, expertise, or affluence to deliver programming that promotes computer science and computational thinking among youth.
ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION CRITERIA
Please review all participant expectations and selection criteria listed in this PDF file
prior to completing this application. Applicants do not need to be members of the American Library Association (ALA) or one of the youth divisions of ALA.
An informational session was held on August 1, you can view the recording
Additional resources, including Grant FAQs and examples of CS & CT programs, can be found on the Libraries Ready to Code
If you plan on working on this application over several days, remember to use the “save and resume” link at the bottom of form pages.
You need to do that in order to keep the form so you can return to it at a later time.
A pdf version of the application