Grant Information and Deadlines

2019 Development Grants Awarded

  • Dixon Elementary School
  • Embudo Valley Library
  • Glenwood Community Library
  • Bloomfield High School Library
  • Vista Grande Library

2019 STEM Grants Awarded

  • Alamogordo Public Library – Alamogordo, NM 

Developmental Grant deadline is April 30 and September 30.

STEM Grant deadline is November 30.

Brooke E. Sheldon Grant applications are reviewed as submitted.



Since 1992, we have awarded over $125,000 to more than 200 library initiatives throughout New Mexico. The NMLF grant process is competitive and opens three application cycles each year. The Brooke E. Sheldon Scholarship accepts applications year-round. Grantees must submit an application for grant funds and a grantee final report in accordance with the time frame outlined in the Project Description. For questions and further details, please email

Development Grant

Ongoing donations to NMLF and fundraising by board members make these grants possible.


  • Amount awarded: up to $1,000
  • Applications accepted: March 15 – April 30 and August 15 – September 30

Get the Development Grant application and samples of successful grant applications are available on the Grant Guidelines page:

STEM Innovation Grants

This grant opportunity made available due to a generous donation from the Alliance for Information Science and Technology Innovation (AISTI).


  • Amount awarded: $3,000 – $5,000
  • Application deadline: November 30

Get Application and more information:

Brooke E. Sheldon Grant for Continuing Library Education

In memory of Brooke E. Sheldon, NMLF is able to support continuing education of librarians and library workers in New Mexico.


  • Amount awarded: up to $250
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis

Get Application and more information:



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