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Friday, May 31, 2024 12:00 AM

Future Pathways Grant Accepting Applications

Join us on Wednesday, May 26 at 11:00 AM to learn more about the Future Pathways Grant Program. Get your questions answered, learn about upcoming opportunities that the grant could fund, and brainstorm project ideas. We’ll discuss the grant application requirements, demo how to submit an application packet, and answer all of your questions! Register here

The Future Pathways Grant, formerly known as the Equity Fund Grant, underwent an overhaul with updated guidelines approved by the MLA Board in December 2023. Applications are now open for the July 2024 deadline.

Through this grant program (funded entirely by donations), MLA reaffirms its commitment to equity, diversity, accessibility, and belonging. Future Pathways Grants aim to empower underrepresented individuals in the library community by reducing financial barriers to career advancement. The grant supports the professional development of racially and ethnically diverse library workers, including Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, North African, and Middle Eastern individuals. Eligible expenses include memberships, workshop attendance, educational events, and conferences.

For complete eligibility requirements, restrictions, and selection criteria, see the Future Pathways Guidelines (pdf). Applications will be reviewed twice per year. Beginning in 2025, deadlines for submission will be January 15 and July 15. Applications are now open and will be considered for the July 15, 2024 deadline.


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