CE Grants are now available for conferences and classes taking place October 2016 through August 2017. Download the guidelines and applications below.
Note on mileage reimbursement: For grants with travel that includes mileage (driving a car instead of flying), the rate of reimbursement is $0.54/mile. (2015-2016 General Appropriations Act in Proviso 117.20.J, IRS Revenue IR 2015-137)
1. Applications will be accepted for conferences and multi-session online or in-person courses. One-time webinars or one-session classes will not be funded at this time. See the guidelines for award amounts.
2. There are a limited number of grants available for SC academic librarians in addition to those awarded to public librarians. (No grants are available for school librarians in the current year.)
Grants of Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds are available for library staff wishing to expand their professional knowledge by attending a professional conference such as SCLA, PLA, or ALA. Reimbursement of related expenses is available for conference attendance that allows librarians to develop, expand, deliver, or promote services and programs that are related to the six federal purposes.*
* The six Federal purposes as outlined in LSTA (20 U.S.C. 9141) are: