A California State Library LSTA grant program intended to facilitate easy duplication of successful projects – This opportunity is closed!

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Please read the About page before you apply.

We are using the online Submittable grant application management system for this opportunity. When you click on the application link, you will be directed to either sign up for a Submittable account or to sign in if you have an existing account. Once you have done so, you will be directed to the online application form.

Deadline: Monday, December 10, 2018

Applicants will be notified by Monday, December 17, 2018.

Only California public libraries are eligible for this opportunity. Libraries must apply by jurisdiction. Larger library systems may apply more than once as follows:

  • 1-5 branches, one application
  • 6-19 branches, two applications
  • 20 branches or more, three applications

For those library jurisdictions applying more than once, each application must represent a different project.

Libraries may apply to replicate one of the eight projects with toolkits available on this site, or propose to copy another successful, replicable project that can be implemented within a nine-month period (January-September 2019). Each project has a maximum amount, as follows:

  • 3D Design Coaching – $10,000
  • Adult 101 – $6,000
  • Bike Kitchen – $8,000
  • Coding with the Robot – $10,000
  • Creative Thursdays – $6,000
  • Learning to Go – $10,000
  • PACE (Project and Collaborative Education) – $15,000
  • Pop-Up Makerspace – $8,000
  • Other Proposed Project – $10,000

Any project which you propose for funding, beyond the eight projects on this site, must have documentation that you can provide (with links and/or attached documents) that covers who conducted the project, how it was conducted and how it was successful. The project must also fit under California’s current LSTA five-year plan and must be able to be completed within a nine-month period (January-September 2019). For any projects proposed that include computer equipment that can be used to connect to and browse the internet, the applicant library must certify compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA).

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