Grant Timeline

Informational Grant Meetings

Please attend one of these meetings to learn what is new for the 2019-20 grant cycle, who we fund and critical datelines.  There will be time for questions.

Tuesday, April 30          Avery County Library         1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 1       Ashe County Library          11:00 a.m. - Noon
Wednesday, May 1       Watauga County Library    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


  1. The 2019 Grant Application window will run from Wednesday, May 15, 2019 to Monday, July 1, 2019. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
  2. One copy of the application form must be submitted in the required format via email to Two additional copies of the application, including all required attachments, should be mailed or hand delivered to the WFBR by the deadline.
  3. The Committee may have to offer funding at a different amount than requested.
  4. Applicants will be notified by August 30, 2019. The decisions of the Committee are final.
  5. Grant funding will be awarded in September 2019 (date TBA) at an awards reception.
  6. Grants will also be published in an email newsletter, on the WFBR website, and be communicated by email to the membership.