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Public Library Operating, Pay Equity, and First Nation Salary Supplement Grants Program

Opening Date

September 28, 2023


November 2, 2023

How to Proceed


Ensure Access to TPON System

Create a ONe-Key account for the library or contracting municipality to gain access to Ontario government programs and services. Since all libraries are already registered in Transfer Payment Ontario (TPON), link your profile to the organization’s existing profile and confirm that you are able to see the organization’s past applications and payments.
Instructional video.
If you are already registered for ONe-key or TPON, you do not need to re-register.

Launch Notification

Each public library and contracting municipality will receive a launch e-mail from the Ministry just before the application opens.

Access TPON

Access the Public Library Operating Grant (PLOG), Pay Equity (PE), and First Nation Salary Supplement (FNSS) application through Transfer Payment Ontario (TPON).

Application Requirements

All libraries and contracting organizations must download, complete and then upload the main PLOG application form in TPON. Within the application, you will need to confirm that the organization has insurance; maintains pay equity (if applicable); and is eligible for First Nation Salary Supplement.


  • if the organization receives more than $25,000 in annual funding from the Ministry, then a signed and approved Financial Audit is required and must be attached within the application;
  • if the organization banking information has changed, then a new Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) form must be supplied to the Ministry.

Who to Contact

For assistance, contact:

All staff can be reached toll-free at 1-800-387-5765.

For technical assistance, including registeration, lost/misplaced ONe-Key ID or password, or updating your organization’s contact information, please contact TPON Client Care:

  • Visit Transfer Payment Ontario Get Help webpage.
  • Email:
  • In Toronto: (416) 325-6691
  • Toll Free: 1-855-216-3090
  • TTY/Teletypewriter (for the hearing impaired): 416-325-3408 / Toll free: 1-800-268-7095