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NCompass Live: How To: Continuing Education/Training and Library Improvement Grants

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    NCompass Live: How To: Continuing Education/Training and Library Improvement Grants 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
    • http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/libdev/grant.html
    • 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
    • http://nebraskaccess.ne.gov/grants.asp
    • http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/libdev/Conedgrants/grantinformationtips.html
    • http://www.raconline.org/info_guides/funding/grantwriting.php
    • http://www.npguides.org/