The American Library Association (ALA) has opened the application period for grants to develop public and school library programming to promote computer science (CS) and computational thinking (CT) among youth. The grant opportunity is the latest phase of the Libraries Ready to Code (RtC) initiative of ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP), sponsored by Google. The initiative aims to ensure that libraries have the resources, capacity, and inspiration to embrace activities that promote computational thinking (CT) and computer science (CS).
Through a competitive request for proposals (RFP) process, a cohort of 25-50 libraries will be selected to receive grants of up to $25,000 to design and implement youth coding programs that incorporate Ready to Code concepts. Through these programs, the library cohort will collaboratively develop, pilot and rapidly iterate a “Ready to Code” toolkit containing a selection of CS resources for libraries and an implementation guide.
For additional information about the grants, including the RFP and FAQ related to the program, please see: