Out-of-School Grants

Use best practices for out-of-school time to support your library’s programs and services for youth.

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Libraries play a crucial role in learning that happens outside of the classroom.


Find out if your library is eligible for this grant and learn how to request a UEI number.

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Allowable Expenditures

Expenses that are allowed and not allowed for this grant.

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OST Programming Grants

Smaller grants ($1,000 – $3,000) for your library location to use best practices to offer programs for youth, including lunchtime, after school and teen programs. This grant will open on Oct. 3, 2022, and we will post more details soon.

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OST Planning Grants

These will be larger grants (up to $20,000) for your library system or school district to engage in activities to strategically develop your services and programs for youth.

Questions? Contact the ICfL:

If you have questions about the grant application, allowable expenditures, or any other grant related questions, please contact Talela Florko, Grants/Contracts Officer, at talela.florko@libraries.idaho.gov, (208) 639-4158, or Jennifer Redford, Youth Services Consultant, jennifer.redford@libraries.idaho.gov, (208) 639-4147.

Jennifer Redford

Youth Services Consultant
Email / 208-639-4147
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