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  • This program, which is valued at $2,500, has no application fee.
  • Upon acceptance, participants will be charged a $300 registration fee.

Transportation and accommodation costs

  • Transportation and accommodation costs are the responsibility of the participants or their institutions.
  • Participants must make arrangements for transportation and accommodations themselves. 
  • Most participants have been able to commute to sessions within one day.
    • Others, who live either in the northernmost or southernmost parts of Florida, have typically incurred only one night of accommodations costs per session.

For FY2020-21, the percentage of total costs for the program, Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute Next Level, financed with federal money is 66%; the federal dollar amount to be spent on the program is $69,484. This program does not include any state or local government funding or non-governmental funding.

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.