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Application deadline: February 28, 2022

In memory of Mr. Kevin Mowat, the Manitoba School Library Association is pleased to offer three
$330.00 seed grants to school libraries requesting funds to improve their school library programs
and collections.

The grants are intended to address inequities in school library funding and to encourage school
library staff to increase the innovation of their programs and/or the diversity of their collections.
Possible uses for the seed grant include:

  • purchasing materials for your Makerspace

  • purchasing resources that reflect the true history of Canada’s Indigenous peoples

  • purchasing mother tongue or dual-language books that reflect the diversity of your population

  • purchasing LGBTQ+ books that reflect the make-up of the Canadian population

  • purchasing materials that support inquiry-based learning

  • purchasing materials that support digital citizenship education

To qualify:


  • You must be a current member of MSLA

  • You must be currently working in a Manitoba school library

  • Your school has not won in the past five years

Submissions must clearly include:


  • Your name, school, school division, grades of students, and your email address

  • A minimum 500 word written explanation of why your library is a good candidate for the grant and how you plan to use the funds

  • A budget explaining how the funds will be spent

Qualifying entries are to be submitted via email to Leanne Falconer at no later than February 28, 2020.

Winners will be chosen by a sub-committee, comprised of 3-5 MSLA Board Members. (Sub-
committee members are not eligible for current seed grants.)

Recipients will be notified via email and a cheque (made out to the school) will be subsequently
mailed out.

Please note: Acceptance of funds signifies your commitment to submit an article and photograph(s)
for our 2020 fall/winter journal on your Kevin Mowat Memorial Seed Grant funds. Winning
submissions and follow up article may also be used on MSLA’s website.

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