Registration & Application Information

In September 2007, the ALA Public Programs Office (PPO) was notified that libraries planning to apply for many of its federally funded library programming grants will be required to register and apply through external link .

This new federal mandate will affect libraries that apply for future traveling exhibit grants and other federally funded PPO projects that include a cash grant component. Applicants for federally funded grants without a cash component, such as the NEH We the People Bookshelf and We the People Picturing America, will not be required to register or submit applications through Applicants for privately funded grants, such as Let's Talk About It: Jewish Literature, also will not be required to use

The ALA Public Programs Office strongly urges early registration through, particularly for public, academic, and special libraries interested in applying for future PPO programming grants. The registration process can take approximately 2 weeks to complete, and typically requires the involvement of an organization's chief financial officer or other authorizing official. registration must only be completed once per institution. Early registration will best prepare your library to apply for future PPO grant opportunities as they become available.

Please use the links below to access information about the registration process. If you have any problems registering with, call the help desk at 1-800-518-4726. The ALA Public Programs Office cannot assist with any registration- or application-related difficulties.