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Public Library Operating, Pay Equity, and First Nation Salary Supplement Grants Program (2013-14)

Description

An application to the Public Library Operating (PLOG), Public Library Pay Equity (PE), and/or First Nation Salary Supplement (FNSS) Grants is completed through one single application form. In order to apply, you are required to meet program eligibility and complete the necessary program requirements for each grant program annually.

Public Library Operating Grants (PLOG)

Library operating grants are statutory under the Public Libraries Act. Library operating funding goes to:

    • Public Library Boards and First Nations public libraries; and
    • Municipalities, Local Service Boards or First Nations that establish a contract for library service with a neighbouring public library board.

Public Library Pay Equity (PE) and First Nation Salary Supplement (FNSS) Grants

Those applicants currently receiving a Public Library Operating Grant who have met all program terms and conditions may be eligible for Public Library Pay Equity and First Nation Salary Supplement grants.

Deadline

The 2013-14 grant program is closed.

Eligibility Requirements

The Public Library Operating, Pay Equity and First Nation Salary Supplement Grants are distributed to recipients operating a public library in accordance with the Public Libraries Act, who are currently receiving a Public Library Operating Grant and have met all grant program terms and conditions.

Public Libraries Act - Questions and Answers

Program Guidelines and Sample Application

Register in Grants Ontario:

To assist applicants to register in Grants Ontario, read the Registration Guide for Applicants.

Retrieve the Application form:

Once you have registered in Grants Ontario, LOGIN using your ONe-Key ID and password to retrieve and complete the online application form for the 2013-14 Public Library Operating, Pay Equity, and First Nation Salary Supplement grants.

The Grants Ontario - Reference Guide for Applicants will provide step by step instructions on how to complete the online application in Grants Ontario.

Grant program requirements:

All eligible library applicants should review the 2013-14 PLOG/PE/FNSS Program Application Guidelines and the Sample Application before completing the online application form in Grants Ontario. This will provide step by step instructions on how to complete the online application in Grants Ontario.

Sample Application

*NEW* - This year, Pay Equity and First Nation Salary Supplement questions are included in the online application form.

Refer to the Grants Ontario - Reference Guide for Applicants for information on how to:
• attach the required grant application documents (page 45);
• locate your active application (page 62).

How do I get started?

Each public library received one of the emails below, which provided a list of grant application requirements based on the type of funding public libraries received in the 2012-13 fiscal year. They are:

To confirm the grant(s) your library organization received last fiscal year, LOGIN in Grants Ontario using your ONe-Key ID and password to review your 2012-13 application.

ONe-Key and password Recovery Steps

Grant program Questions and Answers.

Electronic Funds Transfer form:

In 2012-13, all public libraries submitted an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) form. This information is now on record with the ministry.

However, if your banking information has changed in any way, you MUST submit a new EFT form. The Electronic Funds Transfer Application Form provides detailed instructions. The original signed form must be mailed in to the ministry at address provided on the form.

Year-End Funding of $1,000 to First Nation public libraries:

In March 2013 your First Nation public library received $1,000 to build public library’s collection of print and digital resources from the Ministry.

A final post project report (PPR) must be submitted to the ministry no later than October 31, 2013. The PPR template is attached to your 2012 Grants Ontario case, and includes detailed instructions on how to complete the PPR.

Please attach all original receipts to an original, signed copy of the completed PPR and mail to the Ministry at the address below and also noted on the PPR form. Once the Ministry approves the original submitted PPR, it will be attached to your Grants Ontario case.

Contact

Mailing Address:

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
Culture Programs Unit
Programs and Services Branch
Culture Division
401 Bay Street, Suite 1700
Toronto ON M7A 0A7

Mima Casola
Culture Programs Advisor
Tel: (416) 314-7613
Email: mima.casola@ontario.ca

Shannon Khan
Program Assistant
Tel: (416) 314-5186
Email: shannon.khan@ontario.ca

For Grants Ontario technical support contact:
• In Toronto: (416) 325-6691, or
• Toll Free: 1-855-216-3090, or
grantsontariocs@ontario.ca

Last updated: January 7, 2014