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ARSL Grant

Application process is closed for 2014. Please check back in 2015.

2014 ARSL Grant Information

The Utah State Library is offering a grant to pay for attendance to the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) Conference, September 3-6, 2014 in Tacoma, WA. 

Both the online application and the letter of support are required, in order to be considered for this grant.

This grant covers conference registration, a one year membership to ARSL, and all travel expenses excepting car rental, up to $1,300 total. It may include the pre-conference as well.

The Utah State Library (USL) offers the UPLIFT Professional Excellence Grant to persons employed in Utah libraries for advancing the knowledge, skills, and abilities of individual library employees to better serve their patrons.


  • Online Application: To be filled out by the attendee
  • Letter of Support: To be filled out by the attendee’s employer: library director, city hall, or the library board chair.

Applicant Eligibility

Applicant must be a library director, library staff, or trustee in a small or rural public library or a tribal library in Utah.

Project Eligibility

This grant round is limited to attendance at the Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) to be held in Tacoma, Washington, September 3-6, 2014.

Funds Available

The State Library pays for registration, ARSL membership, lodging, meals, and transportation expenses excluding car rental. The maximum award is up to $1,300 per individual. An advance of up to $700 to offset up-front costs is available, upon completion of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA).

Up to six grants will be awarded for this event.


The Utah State Library (USL) funds these grants. Recipients are required to acknowledge USL when undertaking and promoting grant supported activities.


Grant recipients agree to evaluate this experience using the Claim Form provided by the Utah State Library.

For more information or assistance contact:

Jessica Whetman
Training Coordinator
Phone Number (801) 715-6762 or (800) 662-9150 (Utah toll-free)
Email address