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Grants to Wyoming Library Employees for
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Wyoming State Library (WSL) - Carol McMurry Library Endowment

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Grants of up to $1,750 to Wyoming employees of public and publicly-accessible libraries to support continuing education activities. Funding may be requested for courses, conferences, seminars, workshops, and certifications. Additionally, individuals may request funding for a substitute worker so that library operations may continue during their absence.

In descending order, continuing education priorities under this Endowment are:
a. Courses that support certification or completion of a degree or certificate in the library related subject area;
b. Conferences, workshops, seminars or training in the employee’s or volunteer’s library related subject area;
c. General courses that may not be directly library related but allow a library employee or volunteer to do his/her job more effectively.

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GrantWatch ID#: 179570

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum award is $1,750 in a calendar year. A second application can be submitted in that calendar year provided the individual has submitted a final report on the initial award.

Term of Contract:

The educational event identified in the application must NOT begin or occur within 30 days immediately after the deadlines so the Foundation has adequate time to review applications, issue award or denial letters, and process payments prior to the start of the event. (Please view the Pre-Application section below for more information about event dates.)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Individuals in publicly accessible libraries are eligible for competitive continuing education grants from the Carol McMurry Library Endowment.

Individuals need 12 months employment at the current library to be considered for a grant. The 12 months employment must be completed at the time the application is submitted.

In descending order, preference in awards are given to employees in:
-Public libraries
-Academic libraries
-Special libraries
-Public school libraries
-Public Archives

Individuals seeking Endowment support for national or regional conferences should note that the endowment will fund conference attendance once every three years, as determined by the date the conference begins. For example, a grant recipient receiving funds for a conference beginning Jan. 1, 2017 would be ineligible to reapply for any conference beginning before January 1, 2020. Grant funds may not be used for international conferences.

Pre-Application Information:

The Wyoming Community Foundation makes an individual continuing education grant about 30 days after the deadlines.

-Deadline: January 31
-Review: February
-Event can occur: After March 1

-Deadline: March 31
-Review: April
-Event can occur: After May 1

-Deadline: May 31
-Review: June
-Event can occur: After July 1

-Deadline: July 31
-Review: August
-Event can occur: After September 1

-Deadline: September 30
-Review: October
-Event can occur: After November 1

-Deadline: November 30
-Review: December
-Event can occur: After January 1

More information about Individual Grants 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.

Apply Online:

Brian Greene, Library Development Manager
(307) 777-6339

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Wyoming