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 2017/18

Description:

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

Apply:

Pitch-An-Idea Proposal (WORD).

Proposal Example (WORD).

Tips for Making a Successful Pitch (PDF).

How Will You Measure Your Outcomes (PDF).

PUBLIC LIBRARY STAFF EDUCATION PROGRAM (PLSEP) 2017/18

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:

April 14, 2017

Apply:

Use the following to apply for this grant:

PLSEP Student Application Instruction Guide (PDF)

PLSEP Student Application (WORD)

Library Support Staff Training (LSST) Instruction Guide (PDF)

Library Support Staff Training (LSST) Application (WORD)

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