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) Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and LSTA

2) Federal Restrictions on the Use of LSTA Funds

3) View Sample LSTA Application

4) View LSTA Eligibility

Below are all of the current grants available.

Mental Health Initiative Grant


The Mental Health Initiative in an LSTA grant that provides several different types of training for public library staff. Through in-person and online trainings, and access to a brand new series of videos on mental health, library staff can increase their knowledge and develop skills for providing mental health resources and information to their patrons.

Full description of the grant and all trainings (WORD).

In the event of a complaint about an LSTA grant:

Complaints or questions about the LSTA program should be directed to Library Program Consultant assigned to that grant. They will respond appropriately within 3-5 business days, either by phone call, email message or written response. If the public library staff member making the complaint is not satisfied with the information provided by the Library Program Consultant, the question or complaint will be forwarded to the Bureau Chief and/or the Deputy State Librarian for further consideration and appropriate resolution.

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