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2022 LSTA

Community Grants Portal

2022 Grants

Last Chance Grants!

The last grant opportunity for federal Year 2022 (July 2022-September 2023)!

  • Note: this is not the end of LSTA, only the end of LSTA 2022. Details of the LSTA 2023 program can be found here

2022 LSTA Last Chance Grants are for projects that support digital inclusion and/or serve underserved populations and can be completed by September 30, 2023. Apply online through Community Grants:

  • Grant Announcement: February 14, 2023
  • Application Deadline: March 31, 2023
  • Funding Level: up to $75,000
  • Total Available Funding: ~$450,000
  • Funding period: July 1, 2022-September 30, 2023
  • Funding Priorities: Digital Inclusion and Underserved Populations
  • Who may apply: Eligible Nevada libraries. Eligibility Requirements: 

The Grant template and Instructions are HERE

How to participate:

Mini Grants

  • Grant Announcement: April 2022
  • 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 2022 is not more than $10,000.
  • Total Available Funding: funding based on 2022 federal award
  • Funding Period: 
    • Cycle 1: July 1, 2022-August 31, 2023
      • Application deadline: May 31, 2022
    • Cycle 2: October 1, 2022-August 31, 2023
      • Application deadline: August 15, 2022
    • Cycle 3: January 1, 2023-August 31, 2023 (funds permitting)
      • Application deadline: November 15, 2022
    • Cycle 4: April 1, 2023-August 31, 2023 (funds permitting)
      • Application deadline: February 15, 2023
  • ​​Who may apply: eligible libraries may submit multiple applications. Total aggregate award will not exceed $10,000. Eligibility Requirements: 

Click HERE for the Mini Grant Template/Instructions (pdf)

How to participate:

CE Scholarships (also known as Travel to Training)

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

  • Announcement: Spring 2022
  • Funding Level: up to $1,500 per person per event
  • Total Available Funding: funding based on 2022 federal award
  • Funding Period: CE Activities occurring July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
  • 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: MINIMUM of 2 weeks prior to CE activity; No Exceptions
    • Rolling; virtual: Minimum of 2 weeks prior to virtual event; CE applications submitted after this deadline will be considered on a case by case basis.
    • Deadline waivers: Contact LSTA coordinator, reasonable accommodations will be considered.

Click HERE for CE Application Template and Instructions

How to participate:

Competitive Grants

  • Grant Announcement: December 16, 2021
  • Funding Level: $10,001-$75,000
  • Total Available Funding:  funding based on 2022 federal award
  • Funding Period: July 1, 2022-August 31, 2023
  • Who may apply: Eligible Nevada Libraries. Eligibility Requirements: 

Click HERE for Competitve Application Template and Instructions

How to participate: 

  • Step 1, Proposal: Due 01/28/22

  • Step 1a, Mandatory 2022 Competitive Application Webinar, 02/16/22

  • Step 1b, Optional 1st Draft: Due 03/04/22

    • Submit your optional application 1st draft through the online Grants Portal: 
    • Application template and Instructions to be posted in January
    • Library Planning and Development staff will provide consultation and verbal feedback by 03/16/22.
  • Step 2, Full Application: Due 04/01/22 

    • Submit full applications through the Grants Portal. Libraries will not be able to submit a complete Competitive Application unless they have submitted a Proposal by 01/28/22. 
    • Full Application template and Instructions to be posted in January.

Evaluation Rubrics

Application Instructions and Guidance (Allowable Costs, ADA, eBooks, LEP, Title IX, etc.)

Application Templates, Forms, and Instructions

Application Certifications

All application certification forms are also available in Commnity Grants Portal

Competitive Grant Documents

LSTA programmatic and fiscal guidance

2022 Deadlines/Important Dates

2022 LSTA Competitive, Mini, and Last Chance Grants





Announcement of LSTA grant program 



Proposals due (mandatory)



Proposal phone calls (optional)



Proposal decisions to applicants



Application webinar (mandatory)



Application 1st Draft due (optional)



Full Applications due



SCLL meeting, review and ranking of competitive applications. Applicant Q&A



Mini Grant Cycle 1 applications due



Projects begin, competitive & cycle 1 mini grants



Final day to request reimbursements for CE Scholarships



Mini Grant Cycle 2 applications due



1st Quarter report due (if applicable)*



Mini Grant Cycle 3 applications due



2nd Quarter report due (if applicable)*


02/14/23 Last Chance Grants announced Last Chance


Mini Grant Cycle 4 applications due


03/31/23 Last Chance applications due Last Chance


3rd Quarter report due (if applicable)*



4th Quarter report due (if applicable)*



2022 LSTA Competitive and Mini grant projects end

Competitve, Mini


2022 Last Chance Grants end

Last Chance


Reimbursements Requests: Final day to request reimbursements. Contact LSTA Coordinator immediately if you will not be able to meet this deadline. 

Competitve, Mini


Final Reports due

Competitve, Mini


Reimbursements Requests: Final day to request reimbursements. Contact LSTA Coordinator immediately if you will not be able to meet this deadline. 

Last Chance


Final Reports due

Last Chance

*Quarterly Reports for Mini grants are linked to project start dates. Not all project will need to submit reports for all 3 quarters. Refer to your Grant-In-Aid (GIA) agreement for your required and reports and their due dates.

2022 LSTA CE Scholarship (Travel to Training) Calendar
Activity Date
Announcement of CE Scholarships March 2022
Applications due Rolling: a MINUMUM of 2 weeks before CE event. No exceptions. A MINIMUM of 2 months if airfare is requested; Airfare deadline waivers with LSTA Coordinator's approval
Funding notification Approximately 1 -2 weeks after submission. 
Final evaluation due 2 months after project end date
Reimbursement requests due 2 month after project end date 

Please contact the LSTA Coordinator if you have questions about CE deadlines or would like to request an extension. Reasonable accommodations will be considered. 

Nevada LSTA 5-year Plan, 2018-2022

The Institute of Museum and Library Services' Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grants to States program is the largest source of federal funding support for library services in the United States. The Grants to States program allocates a base amount to each state plus a supplemental amount based on population. For each of the 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, the base amount is $680,000 each. You can see recent allotments for all the states here

The Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records (NSLAPR) uses Grants to State funds to meet LSTA specified priorities (20 U.S.C. § 9141) as well as Nevada's 5 Year Plan goals, either through statewide programs or competitive subgrants to eligible public, school, special, and academic libraries throughout Nevada. In order to remain eligibile for Grants to State LSTA funds, Nevada must meet statutory Matching and Maintenance of Effort (MOE) requirements.

LSTA funds help Nevada libraries solidify their roles as community educational centers, through planning, assessment, training, and partnerships, building capacity, and identifying user access needs.