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Nebraska Library Commission Grants Schedule

Nebraska Library Commission Grants: The Nebraska Library Commission awards grants to Nebraska libraries and library organizations according to the following schedule. These grants are financed with funding made available through the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature and through the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. Internship grants are funded through a partnership of Nebraska foundations.

Continuing Education and Training Grants

Continuing Education and Training Grants may not be made this cycle due to budget reductions.

Funds are available to assist libraries in providing continuing education and training for Nebraska library personnel*. Accredited public libraries, regional library systems, state-run institutions, and consortia of accredited public libraries are all eligible to apply. Library board members, volunteers, advocates, and other supporters may be included in the training, as appropriate.

* Please note that projects pertaining to the attendance at any statewide professional conferences (e.g. Nebraska Library Association (NLA)/Nebraska School Librarians Association (NSLA), Nebraska Educational Technology Association (NETA), Nebraska Library Commission workshops, regional System workshops and other similar meetings) will not be considered for funding.

** Please note that grants for an online class or professional conference are funded on a quarterly basis.

Grant Recipients Database

Internship Grants

Available Due Recipients Announced
October 23, 2015 December 17, 2015 February 8, 2016

The Nebraska Library Commission will make up to $25,000 available to accredited Nebraska public libraries to fund internships through the 2016 Nebraska Library Internship Grant Program. This project is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Nebraska Library Commission.

This internship program works 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 in helping the student to view the library as a viable career opportunity while providing the public library with the finances (up to $1,000 per library or branch) to provide stipends to the student(s). In the past student interns have helped the libraries expand programs, complete projects, improve websites, and expand social media use, while bringing in fresh ideas to the library. Grant applications will be accepted electronically between October 23 and December 17, 2015.

Grant Recipients Database

Library Improvement Grants (Federal LSTA Funds)

Available Due Recipients Announced
December 4, 2015 January 28, 2016 February 17, 2016

 Grant Recipients Database

Youth Grants for Excellence

Available Due Recipients Announced
August 19, 2016 October 5, 2016 November 16, 2016

Funds are available to accredited public libraries for innovative projects to serve children in public libraries. Children's librarians, young adult librarians, or librarians whose responsibilities include children's services are eligible to apply. Schools or other service agencies may be involved through collaborative planning and programming with public libraries.

Grant Recipients Database

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For more information, contact Richard Miller.