Chapter Grants

Chapter grants are decided and awarded at the spring Board meeting. Chapters that receive MLA grants must provide a written report to the Planning and Reports Officer by the following winter Board meeting, documenting how the grant funds were used, and how much of the grant funds were used. Any excess of the grant over the amount expended need not be reimbursed to the national organization but may be used by the chapter for projects of a similar nature. 

Proposals that support the Goals of the MLA Strategic Plan will be given preference. Proposals for projects engaging other organizations (such as workshops or presentations) will receive special consideration.

Preliminary submission of estimated dollar amount to be requested needed by Monday, May 6, 2019.

The final deadline for applications is Monday, June 10, 2019.

Apply here 


Past Grants

Fiscal year Chapter Amount Purpose
2017-2018 Atlantic $500 Collaborative archives internship among the Association, Peabody Conservatory, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
  Greater New York $500 Travel funding for a student or recent graduate chapter member to attend MLA Portland 2018
  New England $500 Travel funding for a student or recent graduate chapter member to attend MLA Portland 2018
2016-2017 Mountain-Plains $500 To support membership recruitment
2015-2016 Southeast $600 Chapter Oral History
2014-2015 California $600 Chapter Archivist--travel; Chapter archives--shipping
  New England $1000 Chapter Oral History Project--equipment and travel
2013-2014 Pacific Northwest $500 Chapter Oral History--equipment and travel funds for DFW student @ UW iSchool
2012-2013 Mountain Plains $500 Recruitment of new members to Chapter conference
  Pacific Northwest $1000 Requested for two conference tables and travel to promote Chapter (outreach)
2011-2012 Mountain Plains $250 Supplement for membership recruitment
  New England [$600] MLA Education Outreach Preconference attendance [Preconference cancelled & grant returned]
  Pacific Northwest $614 Exhibit table banner & registration costs for local conferences
2010-2011 Atlantic $750 Support for 3 MLA Education Committee workshops before Chapter conference
  Texas $850 Exhibit booth at TLA annual meeting
2009-2010 Atlantic $500 Support for 2 preconference educational workshops before Chapter conference
  Southern California $475 Exhibit at CLA to highlight MLA coming to San Diego in 2010
  Texas $700 Exhibit space at Texas Library Association meeting
2008-2009 Pacific Northwest $1000 Travel for library school students to attend Chapter meeting
  Southern California $966 Travel (student to MLA Chicago 2009)
2007-2008 Atlantic $1000 Travel
  Pacific Northwest $1000 Travel
  Southeast $1100 Chapter members to attend MLA Preconference at Newport Annual meeting
  Southern California $560 Exhibit at California Library Association
2006-2007 Pacific Northwest $1000 Travel
  Southern California $1000 Travel
2005-2006 New York State/Ontario & New England $800 Travel (joint meeting)
2004-2005 Atlantic  $850 Travel
  New York State/Ontario $300 Travel
  Southern California $850 Travel
2003-2004 Atlantic $1000 Travel
  Southeast $200 Library school outreach
2002-2003 Atlantic  $500 Travel
  New England $500 Travel
  New York $300 Travel
  Southeast $300 Travel
2001-2002 Southeast $500 Travel

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The Music Library Association is the professional association for music libraries and librarianship in the United States. Founded in 1931, it has an international membership of librarians, musicians, scholars, educators, and members of the book and music trades. Complementing the Association’s national and international activities are eleven regional chapters that carry out its programs on the local level.