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.



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.

Read the State Librarian's Announcement (PDF)

Informational Webinar

Due Date:

February 27, 2017


Pitch-An-Idea Proposal (WORD).

Proposal Example (WORD).

Tips for Making a Successful Pitch (PDF).

How Will You Measure Your Outcomes (PDF).

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