Several of the possible grants (such as the NEA Our Town, University Women Community Action, Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden and Francis Joseph Campbell grants) have January application deadlines, but others remained possible for the year.
The American Honda Foundation grant and Brinker International Foundation grants, both of which promote values such as imagination, innovation and science, were considered especially appealing, especially since Honda operates a plant so nearby.
The Starbucks Foundation, Libri Foundation and Baker and Taylor Audio Music Video program also drew particular interest from the board members.
The board also discussed entering into partnership with local schools to purchase books for the new Common Core curriculum.
Also Tuesday, the board:
O discussed their financial statements with accountant Jean Persons.
O Adopted the city holiday schedule.
O Agreed to host a folk art festival and story-telling tent for April in Talladega, as well as a DVD exhibit on the history of the city and other possible contributions.
O Agreed to hold a work session with other library staff, although no date was announced.