The purpose of the Incentive Grant is to highlight important issues in library service and to encourage libraries to improve and excel in these areas. The Incentive Grant changes from year to year to allow NCLS to touch on many vital areas of library service. The one constant with the Incentive Grant is to recognize the shared efforts of the trustees and staff in building library services. It will also emphasize the need to improve the fiscal support of public libraries. The grant consists of three sections; two worth $200 and a third worth $300.