Friends of Berks County Public Libraries Fund - Emergency Grant Program
*The Friends of the Berks County Public Libraries Fund distributes grants for emergency needs at Berks County’s public libraries. Public libraries are eligible for grants if they achieved state-aided status or qualified for affiliate membership in the Berks County Public Libraries federated system.
An emergency grant will be considered if a library has exhausted all other sources of revenue and is in immediate danger of closing due to unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond its control. Applications for emergency grants must include information highlighting what steps have been taken to avoid a similar emergency in the future.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, except applications are not accepted during the month of April. Decisions on emergency grants are generally made within 30 days of application.
In order to apply for any grant, you must first click the Sign Up button in the top right corner to create an account. If you already established an account, click Sign In to proceed with applying for a grant.
Note that demographic and quality of life data about Berks County is available at Berks Vital Signs. You may find that data useful in this or other grant applications that you complete.