Postage Grant

  • Amount – NCKLS will reimburse libraries that are not on the courier for loaning a minimum number of 10 items annually.
  • Annual number of loans is self-reported by the library on the State Library of Kansas’ annual report.
  • Application process – NCKLS grant agreements distributed in late fall to eligible public libraries for the next year funding.
  • Purpose – To facilitate interlibrary loan and resource sharing from libraries that do not participate in the courier service.
  • Qualifications –This subsidy is open to all legally established public libraries in taxing counties that are not members of the Kansas Library Express courier service.
  • Reimbursement rate will be the USPS media mail rate up to 2 pounds per item up to a total of $500. More on the rate can be found here:
  • Reporting requirements – Complete NCKLS survey to report usage information.
  • Schedule – Reimbursement checks will be sent out in April of the current year. 
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