RAILS Continuing Education Grant Application

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To support continuing education for member library staff throughout our service area, RAILS offers a limited number of grants to fund continuing education events.  This grant opportunity is open to RAILS libraries, networking groups, and library consortia.  To qualify, CE events must be made available to all RAILS member libraries and be of interest to a wide range of library staff.

Those interested in applying should review the conditions described below to ensure eligibility. Please note priority will be given to groups that have not received a grant in the past 12 months. 

For Fiscal Year 2018, there will be five award periods. The application deadline dates are:

  • Award Period 1: September 30, 2017
  • Award Period 2: November 30, 2017
  • Award Period 3: January 27, 2018
  • Award Period 4: March 31, 2018
  • Award Period 5: May 31, 2018

If you have questions about this grant offering, contact Joe Filapek, RAILS Director ofConsulting and Continuing Education, at 630.734.5132 or joseph.filapek@railslibraries.info.

The grant application is available as either a downloadable PDF, or as an online webform (login required to apply online).

Downloadable Grant Application

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