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UPLIFT (Utah Public Library Institute for Training) Organization Resource Grant

Grants to Utah Library Organizations for
Staff Professional Development Activities

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Utah State Library (USL)

Deadline Date:

09/15/18 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $3,000 to Utah library organizations for staff professional development opportunities. Funding may be used for library training programs that will ultimately improve services for library patrons. As appropriate, training programs may include volunteers, advocates, library board members, and other supports.

Allowable costs include:
-Trainer fees
-Room rental in non-library or agency facility if required
-Duplication/purchase of training materials

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179630

Estimated Size of Grant:

Library organizations may receive grants up to $3,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant Eligibility:
-A formal library organization must be eligible for state/federal funding.
-A formal library organization applying for a grant must submit evidence of fiscal capacity to administer grant funds.
-A formal library organization include ULA, UELMA, and ULMS.

The grant does not cover indirect costs of the training, nor meals.

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadlines:
-January 15
-May 15
-August 15
-September 15

Applications are due by 5:00 PM on the appropriate deadline. The schedule may vary in future years depending upon demand and funding.

Utah State Library staff reviews the application and gives recommendations to the Director. USL notifies applicants of the decision within thirty days of the review dates (by March 15, July 15, or November 15), and sends out a contract for signatures.

The Utah State Library will reimburse after USL receives financial receipts and project evaluations.

More information about UPLIFT Training opportunities 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:

Jessica Whetman, Training Coordinator
(801) 715-6762 / (800) 662-9150 (Utah toll-free)

Utah State Library Division
250 North 1950 West, Suite A
Salt Lake City, UT 84116

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Utah