First Time Attendees Program, New England Chapter of the Music Library Association

Funding is available for the First Time Attendees Program for the Fall and Spring New England - MLA chapter meetings. This grant provides funding for lunch and travel expenses for the first time attendee. Conference fees are also waived for first time attendees. Both non-members and new current members attending for the first time will be considered as recipients for this money. We encourage you to invite interested paraprofessional staff as well as other librarians who are not necessarily music librarians, but who work in related fields.

Those awarded funding will be reimbursed at the federal standard for mileage. Grant recipients should submit a template for mileage documentation, such as a printed GoogleMap, and receipts for their other expenses (lunch and lodging) to the Secretary-Treasurer, Sarah Funke Donovan. Please note those carpooling will only be reimbursed for their share of the cost of their trip. Because NEMLA's funds are limited, we encourage carpooling and shared lodging whenever possible. NEMLA will award grant recipients up to $200 total for all of their travel expenses.

For more information on the first time attendee grant program, please visit the NEMLA website here

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