The MacArthur Foundation and IMLS offer $4 Million in Grants for Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums.

We’ve written about the success of the YouMedia in the past, here’s your chance to create similar set up in your library.

From the site:

These grants will support the planning and designing of up to 30 Learning Labs in libraries and museums throughout the country. The Labs are intended to engage middle- and high-school youth in mentor-led, interest-based, youth-centered, collaborative learning using digital and traditional media. Grantees will be required to participate, in-person and online, in a community of practice that will provide technical assistance, networking, and cross-project learning. Projects are expected to provide prototypes for the field and be based on current research about digital media and youth learning. There will be two project deadlines for this grant program, with the second deadline planned for spring 2012.

Application guidelines are currently available:

Access FY 2011 Grant Program Guidelines Online Download Printer-friendly PDF Version (489 KB)

FY 2011 Deadline: August 15, 2011

Grant Amount: Planning and Design Grants: up to $100,000

Grant Period: 18 months

Matching Requirement: Cost sharing of at least one third is encouraged, but not required

Project Start Date: January 1, 2012

You can find out more by attending the upcoming free webinar on July 12th Click here for webinar instructions. (PDF)

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