Library Services and Technology Act

Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants are federally funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and are awarded by the State Library to eligible California libraries. Please contact Lynne Oliva, LSTA Coordinator, at lynne.oliva@library.ca.gov with any questions or concerns.

In addition to the grant opportunities below, California libraries also have access to LSTA-funded statewide programs and projects. See Library Development Services Programs and Initiatives for ongoing efforts.

2021–2022 Local and Collaborative Competitive Grants help California’s libraries respond effectively to local needs and align services with local community aspirations; support experimentation and R&D in California’s libraries; and provide training and support in grant writing and grant management for the California library community. The funding period runs from July 2021–June 2022, and awards were made after federal IMLS funding levels were confirmed for 2021–2022, and the 2021–2022 California State budget was passed.

Manage your grant, grant guides, reporting, and financial forms are available for current LSTA grant recipients of CopyCat, Statewide, Competitive, and PLSEP grants.

Eligibility Requirements

In order for projects to be funded through LSTA they must

Current and Previous LSTA Five Year Plans and Documents

Previous LSTA grant awards