The consortium recently approved emergency grants for law libraries. These grants are awarded on a needs-based criteria. Each county law library may request $1,000 per fiscal cycel. Our current fiscal cycle runs from July 1, 2019 until June 30, 2021. Applicants may use the fill inable form to request funds. Forms should be returned to Jennifer Jones for consideration.
We have already prepared and posted the RFP and application for the 2022 Optional Grants. You can find it here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdSekMO_mgcELS40reIyvCiJL-E5CzO_d5nS9Ol1AhCZVFZ_Q/viewform. New this year is a Google form that you will use for the application process, and the form will also direct you to send quotes to a new email address for the Consortium. The application deadline is still Feb. 28. We just got the form ready early for the 2022 grants, so you have plenty of extra time to work on a proposal.
Please note that if you are working on a grant project right now as a 2021 grant recipient and think you will not be able to complete it by the deadline (May 31, 2022), then you will need to request an extension by Feb. 28 and not apply for a new grant for 2022. In other words, you should only have one grant project going on at any given time. Of course, you can also consider returning the 2021 grant funds before Feb. 28 and re-applying for 2022.
The consortium (along with 5 county law libraries) were fortunate enough to be awarded ARPA grants from the State Library of Ohio. The consoritum will received $100,000 to purchase resources for county law libraries. The grant will begin on November 1, 2021, and run until July 31, 2022. More information will be shared as it becomes available. Below is the list of items that will be purchased with the funds:
The consortium is accepting RFP for emergency grants. Each law library can request $1,000 every fiscal cycle for a needs-based purchase. Information, including the fill inable form can be found here. Return all requests to Jennifer Jones. The current fiscal cycle is from July 1, 2019 until June 30, 2021.
Thanks to Laura Novelo, Assistant Director of the Lucas County Law Library, the consortium Facebook page has been revitalized. Please like and follow the page.