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2022 LSTA

Grants Portal

NEW: Grants Portal

All 2022 LSTA applications, reports, and reimbursements will be submitted online through the Grants Portal

  • Direct url: https://nslapr.force.com/portal
  • Contact LSTA Coordinator Sulin Jones if you would like to create a Portal user account: sulinjones@admin.nv.gov, 775-684-3340

Available 2022 Grants

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: https://nsla.nv.gov/ld.php?content_id=64719586

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 - Closed for 2022

  • 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: https://nsla.nv.gov/ld.php?content_id=64719586

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:  https://nslapr.force.com/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 Grant Calendar
Funding Period: July 1, 2022 - August 31, 2023

Date Activity Grant 
12/16/21 Announcement of LSTA grant program  All
01/28/22 Proposals due (mandatory) Competitive
02/02-02/04/22 Proposal phone calls (optional) Competitive
02/11/22 Proposal decisions to applicants Competitive
02/16/22 Application webinar (mandatory) Competitive
03/04/22 Application 1st Draft due (optional) Competitive
04/01/22 Full Applications due Competitive
04/19/22 SCLL meeting, review and ranking of competitive applications. Applicant Q&A Competitive
05/31/22 Mini Grant Cycle 1 applications due Mini
07/01/22 Projects begin, competitive & cycle 1 mini grants All
07/28/22 Final day to request reimbursements for CE Scholarships CE
08/15/22 Mini Grant Cycle 2 applications due Mini
10/31/22 1st Quarter report due (if applicable)* All
11/15/22 Mini Grant Cycle 3 applications due Mini
01/31/23 2nd Quarter report due (if applicable)* All
02/15/23 Mini Grant Cycle 4 applications due Mini
05/01/23 3rd Quarter report due (if applicable)* All
07/31/23 4th Quarter report due (if applicable)* All
08/31/23 2022 LSTA projects end All
09/16/23 Reimbursements Requests: Final day to request reimbursements. Contact LSTA Coordinator immediately if you will not be able to meet this deadline.  All
10/31/23 Final Reports due All

*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
Funding Period: July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

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

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. 

LSTA Eligibility

LSTA grant opportunities are available to all eligible Nevada libraries.

To be eligible to apply for LSTA funds, each applicant library and participant library must certify to the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records (NSLAPR) that it meets all of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Is supported by public revenues (51% or more) or is a non-profit institution or agency;
  • Makes the collection accessible to its primary clientele organized according to a nationally accepted classification system;
  • Participates in resource sharing through the Information Nevada program;
  • Serves its primary clientele free of charge;
  • Has a fixed location with regular, published hours of operation;
  • Has one or more paid library staff; Has an annual budget with funds reserved for library materials and services;
  • Has a current, written long range or strategic plan that is available for review. 

The applicant or participating library must also meet the following requirements:

  • Public Libraries: Must meet the Minimum Standards for Public Libraries;
  • School Libraries: The school district employs at least one certified library/media specialist;
  • Academic Libraries: Be accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • Library Consortia:
    • Be a Nevada local, regional, or statewide cooperative of library entities which provides for the systematic and effective coordination of resources of school, public, academic, and/or special libraries and information centers, for improved services for the clientele of such library entities [20 U.S.C. 9122(2)]; and
    • Have a formal organized structure that includes governance, membership, long range planning and regular funding components.
  • Non-profit library related organization:
    • Be a non-profit entity registered with the Nevada Secretary of State; and
    • Have tax exempt status under the Internal Revenue Section 501(C)3.

These criteria were approved by the Nevada State Council on Libraries and Literacy in May 2008.