Media Center Enhancement Grant Application Form

Eligibility Information

Marion County high school libraries and media centers with at least one licensed media specialist or school librarian assigned full-time to the library media center are eligible to be considered for Library Fund grants. Please note that “full-time to the library media center” means that the library media specialist has a schedule that is substantially flexible and allows for co-teaching the majority of the time. The proposed development of the library collections must have Principal support and proper oversight in the implementation and use of funds. Otherwise, the high school library media center may not be eligible for this grant.

The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund Media Center Enhancement Grants support:

  • Acquisition of up-to-date print and electronic materials that support the teaching of the curriculum
  • Acquisition of up-to-date materials to support collaboration in teaching and learning
  • Acquisition of high interest reading materials to encourage leisure reading and/or to reach students with special literacy needs (e.g., titles in Spanish for students whose first language is Spanish)
  • Acquisition of up-to-date library media center technology to support teaching and learning

Grant funds MAY NOT be used for consumables; periodical or database subscription renewals; events or field trips; department or classroom-housed objects such as maps, manipulatives, or lab equipment; classroom book sets; furniture or salaries. Grant funds should supplement, not replace, school or district-allocated library funds.

Contact Jamie Valentine ( with questions

Library Fund High School Media Center Enhancement Grant Application

Part I: Basic Information & School Population

Mailing Address
Mailing Address
Street Line 1
Street Line 2
Email Address
Confirm Email Address
What grades does your building serve?
NOTE: If your building serves Grades 6-12, it will not affect eligibility. It does, however, give us a better picture of the community of students your media center serves.
Check the box that corresponds with your school’s current 9-12 student population and range of grant funding. (Figures should be based on school's current IDOE ADM.)
Note: The maximum amount of funding is not automatically awarded.

Part II: Statement of Goals for Collection Development

Part III: Stakeholder Involvement

Part IV: Proposed Purchases


  • Please enter the collection enhancement resources to be acquired with grant funds by downloading and filling out this template. Round all figures to nearest whole dollar amount. Add additional rows as necessary.
  • Then, upload the filled out template below.

Maximum file size: 268.44MB

Part V: Endorsement