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Grants to Kansas Public Libraries to
Improve Collections and Expand Services

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North Central Kansas Libraries System (NCKLS)

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Grants to North Central Kansas public libraries to promote resource sharing, offer increased access to a range of library resources, and eliminate tax-based boundaries to library services. Funds provided through this program are largely intended to help meet standards for materials and collections. Collections include both print and non-print materials.

NCKL includes the twelve counties of Chase, Clay, Dickinson, Geary, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, Morris, Pottawatomie, Riley, Wabaunsee, and Washington.

Special requests for use of ESG funds may be made by written request.

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GrantWatch ID#: 141613

Estimated Size of Grant:

Eligible NCKLS libraries may receive ESG baed on the 2012 Standards for Kansas Public Libraries for service population in the following amounts:
1. Gateway: $1,250
2. Linking: $3,000
3. Service Center I: $5,500
4. Service Center II: $7,000
5. Major Service Center I: $7,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

These grants are distributed to legally established public libraries in taxing counties to encourage resource sharing, to provide greater access to a variety of library resources, and to eliminate taxing boundaries to service.

The library must be a legally established public library that operates under appropriate statutory regulations, include:
1. The treasurer of the board is bonded as required by KSA 12-1226.
2. The board consists of the appropriate number of board members as specified in KSA 12-2222 with terms according to the specifications in KSA 12-2222
3. The library agrees to meet Kansas Administrative Regulations 54.1.8., to provide library service to any citizen of the territory comprising the system in the same manner that service is open to a local resident.
4. The library will comply with the terms of the Kansas Open Records Act and the Kansas Open meetings Act.
5. The library will adhere to Kansas law, bylaws, board governance, open meetings, insurance.

To be eligible for an ESG grant, libraries must have their holdings in the Kansas Library Catalog or through Z39.50 compatible Integrated Library System.

A library must have met the following criteria in the previous year:
1. A library must be represented by the system board representative, a designated alternate or by a signed proxy ballot at the Annual System meeting.
2. A library must have had one or more staff members attend at least one NCKLS workshop.
3. A library must have one or more trustees attend at least on NCKLS workshop.

Pre-Application Information:

EST funds maybe distributed in January of each year.

Eligible libraries must submit an ESG Application by March 1.


More information about NCKLS may be found here:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Application Form:

Linda Knupp, Director
785-776-4741, x 101

North Central Kansas Libraries System
629 Points Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66505-3161

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USA: Kansas: Chase, Clay, Dickinson, Geary, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, Morris, Pottawatomie, Riley, Wabaunsee, and Washington counties

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