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Nebraska Library Commission Grants Schedule

Nebraska Library Commission Grants: The Nebraska Library Commission awards grants to Nebraska libraries and library organizations according to the following schedule. These grants are financed with funding made available through the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature and through the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. Internship grants are funded through a partnership of Nebraska foundations.


Continuing Education and Training Grants

No Continuing Education and Training Grants will be awarded for 2017. Information about the 2018 grants will be posted when available. 

Available Due Recipients Announced
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Internship Grants

 This year's Grants details are pending.

Available Due Recipients Announced
October 21, 2016 December 21, 2016 February 10, 2017

The Nebraska Library Commission will make up to $25,000 available to accredited Nebraska public libraries to fund internships through the 2017 Nebraska Library Internship Grant Program. This project is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Nebraska Library Commission.

This internship program works to introduce high school and college students to the varied and exciting work of Nebraska libraries. The internships are intended to function as a recruitment tool in helping the student to view the library as a viable career opportunity while providing the public library with the finances (up to $1,000 per library or branch) to provide stipends to the student(s). In the past student interns have helped the libraries expand programs, complete projects, improve websites, and expand social media use, while bringing in fresh ideas to the library. Grant applications will be accepted electronically between October 21 and December 21, 2016.

Grant Recipients Database


Library Improvement Grants (Federal LSTA Funds)

Library Improvement Grants will not be awarded in 2018. Information about 2019 grants will be posted when available. 

Available Due Recipients Announced
December 6, 2016 January 24, 2017 February 14, 2017

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Youth Grants for Excellence

Available Due Recipients Announced
August 16, 2017 October 4, 2017 November 15, 2017

Funds are available to accredited public libraries for innovative projects to serve children in public libraries. Children's librarians, young adult librarians, or librarians whose responsibilities include children's services are eligible to apply. Schools or other service agencies may be involved through collaborative planning and programming with public libraries.

Grant Recipients Database


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For more information, contact Christa Porter.