Please see the 2018-2019 CE Grant Guide  for more details on this grant.

Group Training grants are designed to provide the opportunity for library staff to receive group training on a specific topic. Training may include bringing a trainer to the library or sending several participants to a training event or conference.

  • Applicants may be a single library or a consortium.
  • Participants may include staff or trustees from multiple libraries.
  • Applicants are limited to 1 grant per State Fiscal year.
  • Grant awards are a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $5,000.
  • The applicant must match the award with 25% of the total training costs.
  • Costs for food may be allowable when bringing a training onsite to the library.
  • When sending a group to a training event, grant funds may be used for registration, lodging, airfare or mileage, airport shuttle/parking, airline baggage fees (1 bag each way per person), and public transportation.
  • When sending a group to a training event, grant funds may not be used for, meals/per diem for the participants or tips for cabs or shared-rides (Lyft/Uber).
  • Applications are due 50 calendar days prior to the start of the training event.

Forms for Group Training Grant Applications

Evaluation and Reimbursement Forms