Application: usually opens in early September
Deadline: usually October 31st of the same year.

  • 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 found within the Grants Ontario website.
  • Each public library and contracting municipality will receive a launch e-mail from the Ministry just before the application opens.  
  • ALL libraries and contracting organizations must complete the main PLOG application form and provide a Certificate of Insurance COI). Beyond that, there are specific requirements: for example, if a library qualifies for PE, then a Pay Equity Report must be attached; if a library qualifies for FNSS, a FNSS Report must be attached; if a library receives more than $25,000 from the Ministry, then other financial data such as an audited statement is required; and if library banking information has changed, then a new Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) form is required. 
  • The Ministry staff responsible for the Public Library Operating Grant program is Mima Casola (416-314-7613).

Contact Us

SOLS staff are available to provide assistance with the completion of this grant. Please contact Peggy Malcolm or Nancy Cooper.