Resilient Communities: Information for $500 Stipend Recipients

Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change

Questions/Contact Information

If you have questions, please contact:

  • BeeBee Browne, Project Coordinator (they/she pronouns) at

  • Sarah Ostman, PR/Communications support (she/her pronouns) at

Project Discussion Email List

Resilient Communities project directors are members of an online project discussion email list. As a member of the discussion list, you will automatically receive any message a member sends to the list and may make posts yourself. This email list is

The list is a helpful way to:

  • Send program updates
  • Share ideas, resources, and helpful tips
  • Ask questions
  • Highlight useful links
  • Receive important updates from ALA Public Programs Office staff

Questions? Contact the ALA Public Programs Office at

Required Reporting

Grantees should log in to Foundant to add information about all scheduled Resilient Communities programs, as program dates become available. The required report asks grantees to share information about the programs they have hosted, provide details about how grant funds were spent to achieve project goals, a response to five narrative questions by reflecting on the library’s experience. All reports must be finalized by May 31, 2021; reminders will be sent closer to the deadline.

You can access the report and fill it out by logging into Foundant with the same information you used to submit your application. Questions about the report? Email

Allowable Expenses

Funds for the $500 stipend may be used to support the climate-related programs and activities that have been outlined in the library’s grant application. Program costs might include the purchase of library collection materials, speaker/presenter fees, supplies for hands-on activities, technical/AV equipment/software/supplies, promotional and marketing expenses, light refreshments, or other expenses incurred to present your library's Resilient Communities programs.

Funds provided by ALA may not be used to support library staff time or for indirect costs/institutional overhead. If you have a question about whether an expense is allowable, please contact BeeBee Browne at


ALA and the Resilient Communities project advisors have created a programming guide and a series of articles exploring ideas and resources for climate change programming in libraries.

Publicity Kit

ALA has created the following promotional materials for libraries participating in Resilient Communities. To ensure accuracy, brand consistency, and proper credits, you are encouraged to utilize these materials, which have been pre-approved by ALA. Your library is also welcome to create your own materials as needed, provided they include the proper branding and credits.

Press Materials

Graphic Materials


Credit Statement

Please use the following credit statement in any promotional materials you create: “Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change is a pilot program of the American Library Association.”