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2021 LSTA

Available 2021 Grants

Competitive Grants

  • Grant Announcement: November 9, 2020
  • Funding Level: $10,001-$75,000
  • Total Available Funding: funding based on 2021 federal award
  • Funding Period: July 1, 2021-August 31, 2022
  • Who may apply: Eligible libraries may submit ONE competitive application
  • Applications: Eligible libraries must submit a Proposal (due 01/15/21) and 1st Draft (due 02/19/21) as well as a final application (due 03/26/21). See Important Dates calendar

Mini Grants

  • Grant Announcement: February 2021
  • Funding Level: up to $10,000 total per library jurisdiction (not branch).
    • Libraries may apply for multiple mini grants as long as the aggregate mini grant total for Federal Year 2021 is not more than $10,000.
  • Total Available Funding: ~ $200,000, pending receipt of 2021 federal award
  • Funding Categories:
    • Lifelong Learning (formerly Community Enrichment)
    • Technology/Edge Initiative
    • Institutional Improvement
  • Funding Period: 
    • Cycle 1: July 1, 2021-August 31, 2022
      • Application deadline: May 15, 2021
    • Cycle 2: October 1, 2021-August 31, 2022
      • Application deadline: August 15, 2021
    • Cycle 3: January 1, 2022-August 31, 2022 (funds permitting)
      • Application deadline: November 15, 2021
    • Cycle 4: April 1, 2022-August 31, 2022 (funds permitting)
      • Application deadline: February 15, 2022
  • ​​Who may apply: eligible libraries may apply submit multiple applications. Total aggregate award will not exceed $10,000

CE Scholarships (also known as Travel to Training)

Application deadline for CE activities that request AIRFARE is 2 months prior

  • Announcement: March 2021
  • Funding Level: up to $1,500 per person per event
  • Total Available Funding: ~ $30,000, pending receipt of 2021 federal award
  • Funding Period: CE Activities occurring July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022
  • Funding Intent: Institutional Capacity/Improve the Library Workforce
  • Application deadline:
    • Rolling; airfare requested: 2 months prior to CE activity for processing of paperwork
    • Rolling; no airfare: 1 month prior to CE activity 
    • Rolling; vitual: 2 weeks prior to virtual event
    • Daedline waivers: Contact LSTA coordinator, reasonable accommodations will be considered.