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.
Below are all of the current grants available.
EARLY LEARNING WITH FAMILIES @ YOUR LIBRARY (ELF) 2.0
Using Child Development Knowledge to Enhance Library Services for Families
This multi-year, statewide initiative is intended to further the evolution of library services to young children (0-5 years of age), their families and caregivers. This year's focus will be on providing library staff with opportunities for professional development, partnership building, and resource sharing. Most of these opportunities will be available without application or cost to any interested California public library, including 6 continuing education webinars, 3 regional networking meetings, a white paper on technology use and young children, video short demonstrations on various topics, story time kits and other resource templates.
We are also pleased to announce a targeted funding opportunity to help libraries acquire needed staff training and/or materials that will help them better serve young children and families. Library jurisdictions will be eligible to receive funding allocations of up to $10,000 for 3 types of approved early learning related expenses from selected vendors. See Guidelines and Application below.
Targeted Funding Opportunity
ELF 2.0 Targeted Application (WORD)
APPLICATION DUE: December 6, 2013
Although attendance at the 2013 ELF 2.0 CLA Pre-Conference is now closed, there are still a variety of other staff development opportunities yet to come:
1. Free regional networking meetings
- El Dorado County Library – January 29, 2014
- San Jose Public Library – March 5, 2014
- Riverside Public Library – May 14, 2014
2. Six online InfoPeople webinars - early learning topics and dates to be announced.
(Documents in PDF format can be viewed with the Adobe Acrobat Reader.)