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Continuing Education/Training & Library Improvement Grants:<br />Grants Information Session<br />NCompass Live – November ...
About the presenters<br />Research Analyst<br />Special Projects Associate<br />Grant writer<br />Evaluator<br />Kathryn.B...
About the presenters<br />Laura Johnson<br />Continuing Education Coordinator<br />Continuing Education & Training Grants<...
About the presenters<br />Richard Miller<br />Library Development Director<br />Library Improvement Grants<br />Richard.Mi...
About you<br />Your role<br />Library Director<br />Trustee<br />Friends/Foundation Board<br />Your credentials<br />
About you, cont’d<br />
Online Information<br />http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/libdev/grant.html<br />http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/libdev/Conedgrants/ C...
NLC Grant Guidelines<br />Eligible entities<br />Purpose and activities (priorities)<br />Types of support<br />Deadlines<...
Eligible Entities<br />CE / Training Grant<br />Accredited public libraries (may be in conjunction with recognized communi...
Purpose and Activities (priorities)<br />CE / Training Grant<br />Assist Nebraska libraries to provide improved library se...
Purpose and Activities (priorities)<br />CE / Training Grant<br />Applications from libraries cooperating with other libra...
Types of Support<br />CE / Training Grant<br />Projects which develop the knowledge and skills of Nebraska library personn...
Deadlines<br />CE / Training Grant<br />Available Nov. 3, 2009<br />Due Dec. 17, 2009<br />Recipients announced     Jan. 1...
Before the Application<br />Three organizing principles:<br />Program<br />Marketing<br />Financial<br />
Org. Principle #1: Program<br />Problem statement / needs statement<br />Goals & objectives<br />Methodology (Action / tas...
Problem / Needs Statement<br />Rationale – substantiate<br />Community needs or patrons’ needs or even staff’s needs ( we...
Goals & Objectives<br />Goals<br />Based on the vision of where you want the program or target population to be when the g...
Actions / Tasks / Activities<br />Clearly tell the reader what you will do (this is your solution to the problem)<br />Sta...
Publicity Plan<br />How will you communicate with your target audience?<br />How will you promote your program or service ...
Evaluation<br />How effective is your program?<br />Covers outputs, outcomes and process<br />Describes data gathering met...
Impact Statement<br />Illustrates the impact your program will have on staff, library patrons, community<br />How is the p...
Org. Principle #2: Marketing<br />Introduction<br />Formatting / presentation<br />Funder research<br />Attachment items<b...
Introduction (cover letter?)<br />Organizational background<br />Mission and vision or purpose and goals of organization<b...
Formatting / Presentation<br />Provide what’s requested and follow directions<br />Be coherent, logical; have someone else...
Funder Research<br />Seek funding to meet your mission<br />Seek funding to meet your goals<br />Is your project and the a...
Attachments<br />Cover letter – shine through!<br />Letters of support; partnership letters<br />Certification statement i...
Org. Principle #3: Financial<br />Project budget<br />Budget justification / narrative<br />Sustainability / dissemination...
Project Budget<br />Link dollar amounts to the components (what and who) that show up in actions/tasks/ activities<br />Sa...
Budget: Job search assistance<br />Total budget: $1,485<br />Request from funder = $1,100, or 74% of total budget<br />Tot...
Budget: Leadership Institute<br />Total budget: $1,038<br />Request from funder = $778, or 75% of total budget<br />Total ...
Budget Justification/Narrative<br />Amount you are requesting<br />What percentage of the total budget are you requesting?...
Sustainability<br />Funding sources want to know how you will continue/maintain/support your program after the funding run...
Writing a Summary<br />In cover letter?<br />Write it last<br />Be brief<br />Grab the most significant sentences from eac...
Questions?<br />CE credits<br />
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NCompass Live: Continuing Education/Training and Library Improvement Grants Information Session

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Do you have a program or project you would like to see funded? Are you considering applying for an upcoming Nebraska Library Commission grant to support this project? Anyone interested in providing continuing education and training for Nebraska library personnel or improving library and information services to Nebraskans is welcome to participate in this session. Kathryn Brockmeier will provide a grant information session leading up to the December 2009 grant deadlines for two of the Nebraska Library Commission’s grant categories: the Continuing Education/Training Grant and the Library Improvement Grant. Kathryn will be joined by Laura Johnson and Richard Miller, who will answer specific questions about Library Commission grant priorities and review.
The session will provide the following:

* An overview of two grant categories of the NLC: the Continuing Education/Training Grant and the Library Improvement Grant
Eligibility requirements
* A detailed study of the application process and grant review, including timelines and deadlines
* Grant proposal writing hints

NCompass Live - November 12, 2009.

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NCompass Live: Continuing Education/Training and Library Improvement Grants Information Session

  1. 1. Continuing Education/Training & Library Improvement Grants:<br />Grants Information Session<br />NCompass Live – November 12, 2009<br />
  2. 2. About the presenters<br />Research Analyst<br />Special Projects Associate<br />Grant writer<br />Evaluator<br />Kathryn.Brockmeier@Nebraska.gov<br />402.471.4002<br />
  3. 3. About the presenters<br />Laura Johnson<br />Continuing Education Coordinator<br />Continuing Education & Training Grants<br />Laura.Johnson@ Nebraska.gov<br />402.471.2694<br />
  4. 4. About the presenters<br />Richard Miller<br />Library Development Director<br />Library Improvement Grants<br />Richard.Miller@ Nebraska.gov<br />402.471.3175<br />
  5. 5. About you<br />Your role<br />Library Director<br />Trustee<br />Friends/Foundation Board<br />Your credentials<br />
  6. 6. About you, cont’d<br />
  7. 7. Online Information<br />http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/libdev/grant.html<br />http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/libdev/Conedgrants/ Cegrant2010/index.html<br />http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/libdev/lsta/lsta.html<br />Please read very carefully through the information presented on these pages, to be in compliance<br />
  8. 8. NLC Grant Guidelines<br />Eligible entities<br />Purpose and activities (priorities)<br />Types of support<br />Deadlines<br />The Nebraska Unicameral will be meeting in a special session in November and is expected to approve budget cuts to state agencies. The amount of money available for grants is likely to be less. We will inform the library community of any such reductions.<br />
  9. 9. Eligible Entities<br />CE / Training Grant<br />Accredited public libraries (may be in conjunction with recognized community organizations or agencies)<br />Groups/consortia of public libraries<br />Regional library systems<br />State-run institutions<br />Library Improvement Grant<br />Accredited Nebraska public libraries<br />Identified institutional libraries<br />Nebraska Regional Library Systems<br />Other organizations can partner with an eligible entity for purposes of submitting a grant application for a collaborative project.<br />
  10. 10. Purpose and Activities (priorities)<br />CE / Training Grant<br />Assist Nebraska libraries to provide improved library services to their communities through continuing education and training for their library personnel and supporters.<br />Library board members, volunteers, advocates, and other supporters may be included in the training, as appropriate.<br />Library Improvement Grant<br />Facilitate growth and development of library programs and services in Nebraska public and institutional libraries, by supplementing local funding with federal funds designated for these purposes.<br />
  11. 11. Purpose and Activities (priorities)<br />CE / Training Grant<br />Applications from libraries cooperating with other libraries or entities will be given first consideration<br />Applications from libraries which have never received a Continuing Education and Training Grant will also be given preference<br />Library Improvement Grant<br />
  12. 12. Types of Support<br />CE / Training Grant<br />Projects which develop the knowledge and skills of Nebraska library personnel in furtherance of the institution&apos;s mission.<br />$250 to $5,000 will be awarded<br /> cost of academic education for individuals<br /> cost of attending statewide professional conferences<br />Library Improvement Grant<br />One or more of the six “LSTA purposes”<br />http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/libdev/lsta/lsta.html<br />Minimum grant award is $500<br />
  13. 13. Deadlines<br />CE / Training Grant<br />Available Nov. 3, 2009<br />Due Dec. 17, 2009<br />Recipients announced Jan. 15, 2010<br />Library Improvement Grant<br />Available Oct. 20, 2009<br />Due Jan. 6, 2010<br />Recipients announced Feb. 16, 2010<br />
  14. 14. Before the Application<br />Three organizing principles:<br />Program<br />Marketing<br />Financial<br />
  15. 15. Org. Principle #1: Program<br />Problem statement / needs statement<br />Goals & objectives<br />Methodology (Action / tasks / activities plan)<br />Publicity plan<br />Evaluation plan<br />Impact statement<br />
  16. 16. Problem / Needs Statement<br />Rationale – substantiate<br />Community needs or patrons’ needs or even staff’s needs ( we need $)<br />Describe the target audience<br />Tell your story<br />Stay focused on the need, not the solution<br />Org. Principle #1: Program<br />
  17. 17. Goals & Objectives<br />Goals<br />Based on the vision of where you want the program or target population to be when the grant period is over<br />Can you write it in one sentence?<br />“To…” or “Will…”<br />Include target population<br />Objectives<br />Measurements or timelines go here<br />Specific, measureable outcomes of your program<br />Your promised improvements in the situation you described in the problem statement<br />“Reduce,” “increase,” “provide”<br />Org. Principle #1: Program<br />
  18. 18. Actions / Tasks / Activities<br />Clearly tell the reader what you will do (this is your solution to the problem)<br />State reasons for selection of activities<br />Describe who will perform the tasks and what they are responsible for<br />Describe sequence of activities<br />Include a timeline; it demonstrates you have thought your program through; don’t forget to include evaluation/ reporting<br />Again…What – How – Who – When<br />Org. Principle #1: Program<br />
  19. 19. Publicity Plan<br />How will you communicate with your target audience?<br />How will you promote your program or service to your target audience (marketing)? <br />How will you let others know about this program or project?<br />Org. Principle #1: Program<br />
  20. 20. Evaluation<br />How effective is your program?<br />Covers outputs, outcomes and process<br />Describes data gathering methods<br />Testimonials, success stories, observations, pre and post testing, questionnaires, interviews, activity logs, performance reports<br />Final report form as your guide?<br />Org. Principle #1: Program<br />
  21. 21. Impact Statement<br />Illustrates the impact your program will have on staff, library patrons, community<br />How is the project significant or unique?<br />How is the project addressing issues in the library or community?<br />Can the funder’s money make a difference beyond the library?<br />Can this project help you fulfill your own mission statement?<br />Can others incorporate your program?<br />Org. Principle #1: Program<br />
  22. 22. Org. Principle #2: Marketing<br />Introduction<br />Formatting / presentation<br />Funder research<br />Attachment items<br />
  23. 23. Introduction (cover letter?)<br />Organizational background<br />Mission and vision or purpose and goals of organization<br />Describe library programs or previous training<br />About your patrons or staff<br />Collaboration (incl. volunteers)<br />Interesting<br />Free of jargon<br />Brief<br />(May add summary here?)<br />Org. Principle #2: Marketing<br />
  24. 24. Formatting / Presentation<br />Provide what’s requested and follow directions<br />Be coherent, logical; have someone else read it<br />Pay attention to grammar and spelling<br />Use bullet points or *’s to bring out important points<br />Speak their language: use funder’s vocabulary<br />Org. Principle #2: Marketing<br />
  25. 25. Funder Research<br />Seek funding to meet your mission<br />Seek funding to meet your goals<br />Is your project and the aim of the grant a good match?<br />Org. Principle #2: Marketing<br />
  26. 26. Attachments<br />Cover letter – shine through!<br />Letters of support; partnership letters<br />Certification statement if required<br />Signature page if required<br />Estimates from suppliers<br />List of materials for purchase<br />Résumé/background of contracted personnel<br />Course descriptions<br />Org. Principle #2: Marketing<br />
  27. 27. Org. Principle #3: Financial<br />Project budget<br />Budget justification / narrative<br />Sustainability / dissemination<br />
  28. 28. Project Budget<br />Link dollar amounts to the components (what and who) that show up in actions/tasks/ activities<br />Salaries/wages (your staff/personnel, your volunteers, contracted services) & benefits dedicated to this project<br />Travel and per diem*<br />Training costs/ registration fees<br />Materials/supplies/ equipment<br />Communications (printing, postage, ads)<br />Grant funds – no more than 75% of total budget<br />Local funds – at least 25% (in-kind & cash match)<br />Cash match – minimum 10% of total budget<br />* Per diem = daily allowance (for example, meals, lodging)<br />Org. Principle #2: Financial<br />
  29. 29. Budget: Job search assistance<br />Total budget: $1,485<br />Request from funder = $1,100, or 74% of total budget<br />Total match = $385, or 26% of total budget<br />Cash match = $165, or 11% of total budget<br />
  30. 30. Budget: Leadership Institute<br />Total budget: $1,038<br />Request from funder = $778, or 75% of total budget<br />Total match = $260, or 25% of total budget<br />Cash match = $260, or 25% of total budget<br />
  31. 31. Budget Justification/Narrative<br />Amount you are requesting<br />What percentage of the total budget are you requesting?<br />Details behind the budget line items<br />Narrate line items in the same order as your budget<br />Org. Principle #2: Financial<br />
  32. 32. Sustainability<br />Funding sources want to know how you will continue/maintain/support your program after the funding runs out<br />Can this program be replicated?<br />Dissemination – how will you share information about the activities and results?<br />Org. Principle #2: Financial<br />
  33. 33. Writing a Summary<br />In cover letter?<br />Write it last<br />Be brief<br />Grab the most significant sentences from each section of the narrative<br />If you can write this, you know you’ve made your point<br />Proposed initiative<br />Program design/plan of action<br />Problem statement/ statement of need<br />Goals<br />Measurable objectives<br />Impact on problem<br />Cover letter?<br />
  34. 34. Questions?<br />CE credits<br />

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