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Help Improve the Grants Portal!

The Grants Portal launched six months ago and we hope that you have found it helpful as you searched for funding opportunities offered by more than 60 state agencies. We are hosting our second virtual feedback session for grantseekers since the portal’s launch. Join us on Thursday, January 28, from 1:00–2:00 pm to share feedback and help us continue to improve the Grants Portal!

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Cultural Collections Protection Survey

All California archives, libraries, museums, historical societies and tribal nations with cultural collections are invited to take the Cultural Collections Protection Survey. The goal of this survey is to collect data on the nature and condition of California’s culturally significant assets. The results will help educate decision-makers about the value of investing in the state’s arts and cultural heritage.

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COVID-19 Guidance for Re-opening Libraries

Guidance for the re-opening of California libraries for in-person services including currently published library re-opening plans, related public health research, feedback from library directors across the state, and guidance published by the State of California for industries that share like issues.

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CAL@170

CAL@170 is a collection of 170 stories celebrating California’s 170 years of statehood. The aim is to offer examples of California’s unique character and that of its residents, past and present. That means among the good there will be some bad. For every success story, there’s a failure, a tragedy, an injustice. It’s from these mistakes that we learn and grow stronger together.

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Gavin Newsom

California Governor

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Greg Lucas

California State Librarian

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Welcome to the California State Library

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