Leadership Development Activity (LDA) Grant

Leadership is a key characteristic required by today's fast-paced, ever-changing work environment.  Not only libraries, but communities at large, reap the benefits of having effective leaders at any position.  This grant supports a library employee to attend university or college-level leadership development courses or or activities provided by Idaho institutions or organizations. A 25% local match is required and can be fulfilled by either the individual participant or by the library. Here are some examples of current leadership development courses and/or cohorts in Idaho:

  • Boise State University - BA in Multidisciplinary Studies or Leadership Program
  • University of Idaho - Adult, Organizational Learning and Leadership
  • College of Western Idaho - Leadership Courses
  • Eastern Idaho Technical College - Leadership Courses I-IV
  • Lewis Clark State College - Leadership Course
  • Local Chamber of Commerce Leadership training.

Each individual has up to $1,000 per semester or per leadership development activity, capped at a lifetime amount of $3,000. Grant applications are due to ICfL by the first day of the month which is at least 50 calendar days in advance of the event start date.  Please see the 2017-2018 CE Grant Guide for more details on this grant.


All applicants must complete the Pre-Application Process outlined on the"Funding for Libraries" page. Once this process is finished, complete the following forms to apply for a Leadership Development Activity Grant. If you have any questions or issues with these forms, please contact the Grants Officer at (208) 334-2150.

  • LSTA Eligibility Checklist (Fillable PDF) -
  • Complete this form and save to your computer - it will be uploaded to the online application. Depending on the browser you are using, this form may need to be downloaded first to make it "fillable." If an e-signature cannot be obtained, please print out the completed checklist, obtain signature, scan and save to your computer for upload to the online application.

  • Leadership Development Activity Grant Application (Online Form) -
  • This is an online form that needs to be completed in one sitting. It is recommended that you print and review the application prior to completing it so you can gather the required information. To print, click on the application title, right-click in the application and select "print."

    When you are finished filling out the application, select the "Submit" button on the last page of the online application and a copy of your submitted application will be emailed to you and the library supervisor listed on the application. Your application process is complete! ICfL will provide a response to your application within 10 business days.


    Grant Evaluation/Reimbursement forms are due to ICfL approximately one month following the end of your LDA activity (see page 2 of your Grant Agreement for specific date). Review the grant evaluation/reimbursement instructions below and complete the grant evaluation/reimbursement form online via Jotform (linked below). 

  • LDA Grant Reimbursement/Eval Instructions (Word Download)
  • ICfL Request for Reimbursement Form (online form via Jotform) 


    If we do not have your organization in our statewide vendor system, we may ask you to complete a W-9.

  • Form W-9 (Fillable PDF)


    As outlined in the Grant Conditions on the"Funding for Libraries" page, six months after your LDA activity concludes, you will be expected to participate in a follow-up session with fellow participants where you will share challenges/successes of implementing your new skill/program, stories of impact, and lessons learned. See the document below for a sneak peek of what will be expected of each participant at this time:

  • Six Month CE Follow-Up Grant Report (online form via Jotform)

  • Questions? Please contact the ICfL Grants Officer at (208) 334-2150