The Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Regional Program is currently accepting proposals from educational organizations able to integrate TPS materials and methods into existing pre- and in-service professional development and education programs for teachers. School districts, colleges and universities, library systems, cultural institutions and associations may request grants of up to $20,000, on a rolling basis.
Proposals for projects that show potential for supporting the sustained and effective use of Library of Congress digitized primary sources in K-16 classrooms receive priority funding.
The mission of the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program is to: build awareness of the Library’s educational initiatives; provide content that promotes the effective educational use of the Library’s resources; and offer access to and promote sustained use of the Library’s educational resources.
The Library achieves this mission through collaborations between the Library and the K – 12 educational community across the United States. The program contributes to the quality of education by helping teachers use the Library’s digitized primary sources to engage students, develop their critical thinking skills and construct knowledge.
The Library of Congress awards grants under the Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Regional program to school districts, universities, cultural institutions, library systems and other educational organizations who wish to incorporate TPS materials and methods into their existing education and professional development programs for pre and in‐service teachers, librarians, media specialists and other K‐12 educators. The TPS Regional program provides assistance and grants of up to $20,000 through its regional coordinators in the East, Midwest and West. The program promotes the widespread, sustained and effective use of primary sources from the Library of Congress within the educational community by increasing access to the TPS program for teachers who are not served by members of the TPS Educational Consortium. Please visit www.loc.gov./teachers/tps for details about the TPS Regional program.
The TPS Midwest Regional, coordinated by Illinois State University, covers 17 states situated in the center of the United States, from Minnesota to Louisiana.