NCompass Live: How To: Continuing Education/Training and Library Improvement Grants Presentation Transcript
How To: Continuing Education/Training and Library Improvement Grants NCompass Live November 17, 2010
Nebraska Library Commission has several grant programs Continuing Education & Training Grants Library Improvement Grants Internship Grants Scholarships Youth Grants for Excellence
Eligibility Accredited Nebraska public libraries Identified institutional libraries Nebraska Regional Library Systems Other organizations partnered with an eligible entity
Continuing Education & Training Grant $250 to $5000
Continuing Education & Training Grant December 17, 2010: Applications due January 21, 2011: Grants awarded June 17, 2011: Funds must be disbursed September 30, 2011: Projects completed October 21, 2011: Final reports submitted
Continuing Education & Training Grant 25% match If you are requesting $1000, then your match is $250, and the total project budget is $1250.
Continuing Education & Training Grant The purpose of these grants is to assist Nebraska libraries to improve the library services provided to their communities through continuing education and training for their library personnel and supporters. Successful applications will show how the continuing education and/or training proposed will support the library's mission.
Continuing Education & Training Grant Doesn’t cover: Nebraska regional or statewide professional conferences, events sponsored by the Nebraska Library Commission for the purpose of training or continuing education, events sponsored by the Nebraska Regional Library Systems for the purpose of training or continuing education, or other similar workshops, conferences, meetings or events
LIS Grants $500 to ??? But call us & discuss your project if the grant request goes over $10,000
LIS Grants January 7, 2011 Applications due February 17, 2011 Recipients announced
LIS Grants 25% match (10% cash) If your project will cost $5000, then the match is 25% of that or $1250, and at least $500 of that $1250 must be cash. Your grant request will be $3750.
LIS Grants 1. Expanding services for learning and access to information and educational resources in a variety of formats, in all types of libraries, for individuals of all ages; 2. Developing library services that provide all users access to information through local, state, regional, national, and international electronic networks; 3. Providing electronic and other linkages among and between all types of libraries;
4. Developing public and private partnerships with other agencies and community based organizations; 5. Targeting library services to individuals of diverse geographic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, to individuals with disabilities, and to individuals with limited functional literacy or information skills; and 6. Targeting library and information services to persons having difficulty using a library and to underserved urban and rural communities, including children (from birth through age 17) from families with incomes below the poverty. . .
LIS Grants Funds cannot be used for: Library construction or renovation Furniture
What are we looking for in a grant application? A good idea A workable plan to carry out the idea
How do we define a good idea? Innovative Benefits library users Sustainable
What makes a plan workable? People with skills, knowledge and time to carry it out Stated goals and a way to measure how well the goals were achieved Strategies for achieving the goals A timeline A budget Support from stakeholders