Library Services and Technology Act
Apply for an LSTA Grant
LSTA Grants are provided by the California State Library to assist libraries and library-related agencies develop programs and projects that enhance library service for all Californians.
LSTA funding is also used to fund targeted programs that support statewide programs.
Be sure to read the following two documents before applying for a grant.
Below are all of the current grants available.
PITCH AN IDEA 2017/18
Pitch an Idea is a competitive grant program designed to give California libraries an opportunity to present a project idea to the State Library before writing a grant.
February 27, 2017
Pitch-An-Idea Proposal (WORD).
Proposal Example (WORD).
PUBLIC LIBRARY STAFF EDUCATION PROGRAM (PLSEP) 2017/18
Provides partial tuition reimbursement for California public library and county law library staff to either pursue a Master's Degree in Library and Information Studies or obtain Library Support Staff Certification from the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA).
April 14, 2017
Use the following to apply for this grant:
PLSEP Student Application (WORD)
(Documents in PDF format can be viewed with the Adobe Acrobat Reader.)