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 with any questions.

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

Current Opportunities

Virtual Youth Programming Grant

The Virtual Youth Programming Grant provides funding and structure for libraries to better engage youth through virtual programming.

The project period is March – August, 2021. The application process is now open.

Applications are due February 16, 2021. A grant guide and application information are available on the Virtual Youth Programming Grant page.

2021–2022 Local and Collaborative Competitive Grants

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 is July 2021–June 2022, and awards will be made after federal IMLS funding levels are confirmed for 2021–2022 and the 2021–2022 California State budget has passed.

Manage your grant

Find information on how to manage your grant, grant guides, reporting, and financial forms are available for current LSTA grant recipients

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