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.

1) CIPA and LSTA

2) Federal Restrictions on the Use of LSTA Funds

3) View Sample LSTA Application

Below are all of the current grants available.

PITCH AN IDEA 2015/16

Description:

A competitive grant process that is designed to give California libraries an opportunity to present a project idea to the State Library before writing a grant.

Read the State Librarian's Announcement (PDF)

Due Date:

February 17, 2015

Apply:

Pitch An Idea Proposal (WORD).

PUBLIC LIBRARY STAFF EDUCATION PROGRAM (PLSEP) 2015/16

Description:

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).

Read the State Librarian's Announcement (PDF)

Due Date:

March 23, 2015

Apply:

Use the following to apply for this grant:

New Student Overview and Guidelines (PDF)

New Student Application (WORD)

Past Recipient Student Overview and Guidelines (PDF)

Past Recipient Student Application (WORD)

Library Support Staff Training Overview and Guidelines (PDF)

Library Support Staff Training Application (WORD)

(Documents in PDF format can be viewed with the Adobe Acrobat Reader.)