HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Register in Grants Ontario:
To assist applicants to register in Grants Ontario, read the Grants Ontario System – Registration Guide for Applicants.
Retrieve the Application form:
Once you have registered in Grants Ontario, LOGIN using your ONe-Key ID and password to start a new online application in Grants Ontario for the 2016-17 Public Library Operating, Pay Equity, and First Nation Salary Supplement grants.
The Grants Ontario Application Instructions will provide visuals and step by step instructions on how to complete the online application in Grants Ontario.
Grant Program Requirements for 2016-17:
All eligible library applicants should review the 2016-17 PLOG/PE/FNSS Application Program Guidelines and the Sample Application before starting a new online application form in Grants Ontario.
For your specific application requirements, review your customized launch email. Each public library received one of the launch emails below:
• Public Library Operating Grant Recipient
• Public Library Operating and Pay Equity Grant Recipient
• Public Library Operating and First Nation Salary Supplement Grant Recipient
OTHER DOCUMENTS YOU MAY NEED:
Tip Sheet: “Is it GO Secure or Grants Ontario?” – Designed to assist library applicants understand the difference between the two systems, who does what at the ministry, and a place to store user name/One-Key ID and passwords for reference.
Certificate of Insurance (COI) – New
All library applicants are required to submit a Certificate of Insurance with their Grants Ontario application. To ensure you have the correct requirements in your Certificate of Insurance (COI), print the instructions and sample and provide it to your Insurance Company. They will know what to include in your COI for this grant.
• For this year only, COI with a coverage date starting September 1, 2016 will be acceptable.
Pay Equity Report
If your library received a Pay Equity (PE) grant in the previous year, you must submit a Pay Equity Report. A detailed, customized Pay Equity Report for your library can be found in Grants Ontario once you start an application form.
First Nation Salary Supplement Report
All First Nation library applicants must complete the new First Nation Salary Supplement (FNSS) Report to receive a FNSS grant. The FNSS report can be found in Grants Ontario once you start an application form.
Electronic Funds Transfer Application Form
If your banking information has changed in any way, you MUST submit a new Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) form. The Guide provides detailed instructions on how to complete the EFT form. The original signed form must be mailed in to the ministry at address provided on the form.