2024 DEI Consultant Funding Opportunity– Hire a consultant to help support your organization’s DEI journey! 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work is challenging for many reasons, and getting outside help tailored to your community’s needs often requires money that might not be readily available in your library’s budget.

Wisconsin Libraries Talk About Race and the IDEA Team encourage you to apply for a unique funding opportunity that will support bringing a specialized DEI Consultant into your library to help your team accomplish its desired DEI goals (don’t worry, we can help connect you to the right consultant for your needs). “Consulting” work could mean many things: a presentation at your next Staff In-Service Day; helping reposition your organization to better serve a new segment of your population; conducting a diversity audit of your collection; crafting a diversity statement; just meeting with you or your team to discuss possible projects for your organization – and more!”


  • Apply for funding, up to $1,000, to support DEI consulting for your library.
  • Applications will be accepted quarterly –
    • Q1: June 1-30, 2024;
    • Q2: September 1-30, 2024;
    • Q3: Dec 1-31, 2024;
    • Q4: March 1-31, 2025

    Have questions or need help? Contact Emily Whitmore at ewhitmore@springgreenlibrary.org and Tracy Herold at herold@dcls.info.

    or Download the Application

    This project was made possible thanks to the Wisconsin Department of Instruction (DPI) Public Library Development Team, with funding support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.