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Continuing Education and Training Grants

Apply for an individual $500 grant to attend the ARSL Annual Conference in
Wichita, Kansas on September 20-23!

#ARSL2023 Wichita, Kansas September 20 to 23

We're reopening the ARSL Grant applications for a limited time!

The purpose of these grants is to assist Nebraska libraries in improving the library services provided to their communities through continuing education and training for their library personnel and supporters. Successful applications will show how attending this conference will support the library's mission.

Eligible costs include:

  • Registration (in-person or virtural conference)
  • Travel
  • Meals
  • Lodging
  • Preconference fees (but does not include networking or social events)

Note: Conference registration will open on June 13th.

ARSL Registration Prices

The applicant must be either 1) employed in an accredited Nebraska public library or a state-run institutional library at the time of application and for the duration of the course, or 2) a current board member of an accredited Nebraska public library at the time of application and for the duration of the course.

Applications (see below) must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. CST on July 7, 2023. Faxes and U.S. mail will not be accepted. We will inform applicants whether they have received a grant on or before July 14, 2023.

We must also recieve, by 11:59 p.m. CST July 7, 2023, attached to the application or under separate cover, a completed acknowledgement and indication of support form from the head of the library board, or the city official to whom the director reports.

**Notes** The Nebraska Library Commission is not responsible for registering individuals for any conferences or making any travel arrangements. This is a reimbursement grant. If awarded a grant, you will register for the conference and all other travel plans, attend, then request reimbursement (with receipts) after the conference is completed.


After the application is approved:

If you are awarded a CE Grant, you will receive more detailed information, including the grant agreement with the Nebraska Library Commission which must be signed, and additional details for requesting payment/reimbursement.

The Nebraska Library Commission is not responsible for making any arrangements for travel or registration for individuals or projects.

Submit all grant application forms and questions to:
Holli Duggan with the subject line, "CE Grant Application"

Application Forms:

  1. Grant Application - Individuals (Online Learning or Conference)
  2. Acknowledgement and Indication of Support Form
  3. ARSL Conference Website

For more information, contact Holli Duggan.