2020 NLC Grants are Open for Applications

Do you have an idea for a program or project you would like to see funded? The Nebraska Library Commission has made funding available for four grants for 2020: Youth Grants for Excellence, Internship, Library Improvement, and Continuing Education & Training. Applications are being accepted for all NLC grants right now! Don’t let your library miss out on these opportunities!
For more information about these grants, watch the recording of the NCompass Live webinar, NLC Grants for 2020 (1 hour 10 minutes).
Youth Grants for Excellence makes funding available specifically for innovative projects for children and young adults in accredited public libraries and state-run institutional libraries in Nebraska. The program is designed to encourage creative thinking, risk-taking, and new approaches to address problems and needs of children and young adults in your community. This grant application is due September 30, 2019. Internship grants work to introduce high school and college students to the varied and exciting work of Nebraska libraries. The internships are intended to function as a recruitment tool, helping the student to view the library as a viable career opportunity while providing the public library with the finances to provide stipends to the student interns. This grant application is due October 16, 2019.¬† Library Improvement grants¬†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. This grant application is due November 13, 2019. Continuing Education & Training grants help 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. This year, the Nebraska Library Commission is offering individuals $500 grants to attend the ARSL (Association for Rural & Small Libraries) 2020 Conference in Wichita, Kansas on Sept. 30th to Oct. 3rd, 2020! This grant application is due December 13, 2019.¬†
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2 Responses to 2020 NLC Grants are Open for Applications

  1. Cindy S. Drake says:

    I don’t believe I have asked this in awhile…are there any of these grants that History Nebraska-Nebraska State Historical Society can apply for or are they strictly for public libraries? Also, is it still the same that is we were to receive a grant, it would have to be something in cooperation with a public library? Thank you.
    Cindy S. Drake
    Nebraska History Library

    • Christa Porter says:

      Yes, only accredited Nebraska public libraries or state-run institutional libraries are eligible to apply for these grants. But, the public library applicants may partner with other types of libraries – partnerships with other public, school, academic, or special libraries/museums/organizations are encouraged. The only exception is the CE grant, which is specifically for public library staff.

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