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Grants for Alaska Libraries and Schools

The Alaska State Library helps public and school libraries acquire financial assistance.

Continuing Education (CE) Grants and Professional Development (PD) grants

Grants for Public, Public/School, School, and Academic library staff for continuing education opportunities to help enhance their professional development.

CE and PD grants are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are available one per library outlet.  Grants are available until the grant funds allocated this fiscal year have been spent.

The Alaska State Library has ten (10) AkLA/PNLA conference travel grants available to Alaska libraries.  If you are thinking of attending this August, please submit an application as soon as possible.   

 

  • Both travel grants for Southcentral have been claimed.
  • Both Southwest travel grants are available.
  • Both Southeast travel grants are available.
  • Both Interior travel grants are available.
  • Both Far North travel grants are available. 
  • If all travel grants for a region have been claimed, you will be placed on a waitlist. 

 

Grant Process

  1. Apply for a Grant (read guidelines and submit application).
  2. Receive Award Letter (grant not approved until you receive this).
  3. Attend Event (save all the necessary receipts or invoices).
  4. Request Reimbursement (submit reimbursement & final report form).
  5. Receive Reimbursement (your organization will receive the reimbursement by check or direct deposit).

Continuing Education Grant Guidelines and Forms

Before filing out a form, please read our guidelines.  Starting July 1, 2024 CE and PD grant guidelines and applications are the same.