Media Center Enhancement Grant Application Form
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 (JamieV@cicf.org) with questions