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2023 LSTA

Community Grants Portal

Competitive Grants

Preapplication Guidelines: Read these first!

Application Template & Instructions

Competitive Grants Overview

How to participate:

  • Step 1, Preapplication Guidelines 

  • Step 2, Mandatory Proposal: Due 03/03/23

  • Step 3, Mandatory 2022 Competitive Application Webinar, 03/24/23

  • Step 3b, Optional 1st Draft: Due 04/14/23

    • Submit your optional application 1st draft through the online Grants Portal: 
    • Library Planning and Development staff will schedule consultation and verbal feedback.
    • The application template and instructions can be accessed HERE.
  • Step 4, Full Application: Due 05/15/23 

    • 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 03/01/23. 
    • The application template and instructions can be accessed HERE.
  • Final Steps, Award Notification and Funding Recommendations: June 2023

    • Award notifications and funding recommendations will be sent to applicants in June 2023.
    • Prior to finalization of the award, successful applicants must: 

Evaluation Rubrics