Continuing Education and Training Grant
the Association of Rural and Small Libraries Conference,
October 27-29, 2016 in Fargo, ND
Nebraska public librarians have a terrific opportunity to attend a national
professional conference this fall.
These grants will go towards attending this year's ARSL Conference
in Fargo, ND.
Eligible expenses include:
- Membership in ARSL
- Conference Registration
- Preconference Registration (tours not included)
- Meals not covered by registration
How it works:
must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. CST on September 6, 2016.
Faxes and U.S. mail will not be accepted. We will inform applicants whether they have received a grant on or before
September 20, 2016.
The applicant must be the person who attends the conference (the grant is not
transferable.) The applicant must be employed in an accredited Nebraska public library at the time of application, and for the duration of the conference. Please note that if an entity, or a person working for that entity, has unresolved issues with any previous Commission grant projects, they will not be eligible to apply for a Continuing Education and Training Grant.
We must receive, by 11:59 p.m. CST
September 6, 2016, attached to the application or under separate cover, a completed
acknowledgement and indication
of support form for the
applicant’s attendance at the conference from the library director, or if the applicant is a library director, from the head of the library board, or the city official to whom the director reports.
In order to spread this opportunity as widely as possible, we will consider the earliest application from every library represented in the application pool before considering applications from additional individuals from any institution.
After the application is approved:
You must sign and return the grant agreement form by mail, so that the form has an original signature on it. A dated,
signed agreement must be on file at the NLC by October 3, 2016 (before the conference starts), or NLC will not reimburse you.
To receive funds, you must have an IRS W-9 form on file with the Nebraska Library Commission.
(Form available at:
You will register for the conference, pay for it, and attend.
Because registration fees must be confirmed and paid for before the conference, you may submit a separate request for reimbursement for registration and membership expenses incurred over one month before the conference takes place. If you do not attend the conference after being reimbursed for registration, the Nebraska Library Commission will require that the funds be returned.
Within 30 days of the end of the conference, submit a completed
Expense Reimbursement Request form. The NLC will reimburse
allowable costs, up to $1,000 per grant recipient. The NLC abides by the State of Nebraska travel rules. We can generally authorize reimbursement on a completed request form within a few weeks.
Membership in ARSL:
Member registration is less expensive than non-member registration, so
join the organization before you
Registration & Lodging:
Registration and lodging information is available online.
Submit all grant application forms electronically to:
Holli Duggan with the subject line, "CE Grant Application - ARSL."
Application for Grant (submit online)
Acknowledgement and indication of support form
Expense Reimbursement Form
Expense Reimbursement Guidelines for Conference Attendance
Example of a completed Expense Reimbursement form