The California State Library administers and hosts grant programs that help make California an information rich, culturally responsive state. Most of the grant programs are competitive, unless announced otherwise. Each grant program housed at the California State Library has its own application processes, criteria, deadlines, and governances.
The grant programs at the California State Library are:
- Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), federal grants to California libraries for innovative library services, technological development, services for underserved populations, library networking, and resource sharing.
- Library Construction – Library Bond Act of 2000, Proposition 14 Library Bond Act of 2000 grants for construction and renovation of public library facilities in the State of California. All grant funding has been allocated at this time.
- California Civil Liberties Public Education Program (CCLPEP), state grants for public education projects based on Japanese American internment of World War II. The CCLPEP provided competitive grants from FY 98/99 through FY 10/11.
- California Cultural and Historical Endowment (CCHE), state grants for capital projects that tell the stories of the diverse groups of people that comprise historic and modern California.