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2020 LSTA

IMLS Credit

Reminder: You MUST credit IMLS on all flyers, press releases, blog posts, webpages, news stories, etc. Books and equipment should be labeled as well. This is not optional. Additional acknowledgement requirements for 2020 are as follows: 

Acknowledgement of Federal Support

When issuing statements, press releases, requests for proposals, bid solicitations and other documents describing projects or programs funded in whole or in part with Federal money, all grantees receiving IMLS appropriated funding, including but not limited to State and local governments and recipients of Federal research grants, shall clearly state:

  1. The percentage of the total costs of the program or project which will be financed with Federal money;
  2. The dollar amount of Federal funds for the project or program; and
  3. Percentage and dollar amount of the total costs of the project or program that will be financed by non-governmental sources.

(See IMLS fiscal year 2020 appropriations act – Section 505 of the Title V (General Provisions) of Division A of Public Law 116-94, December 20, 2019).

2020 Grant Manual

Reimbursement Forms

Reimbursement Forms

LSTA grants are Reimbursement ONLY. Use these forms to submit your reimbursement requests. Don't forget to attach invoices/receipts and proof of payment.

Reports/Other Forms

Quarterly Reports

Budget Revision Request

Project Extension Requests

No project extensions will be granted. Grants MUST be completed by August 31, 2021.

Final Report Forms

Final Report  for mini grants and competitive grants form coming soon

Final Activity Worksheets

Survey Reporting Worksheets

Required Surveys

Surveys

Survey Reporting

Do NOT submit actual surveys to NSLAPR. Attach Final Survey Worksheets with your final evaluation.

Why Survey

The survey questions, which align with PLA’s Project Outcome, are meant to do two things:

  1. Help measure project outputs/outcomes for the final evaluation, while at the same time providing a tool for to make informed data driven decisions regarding future activities
  2. Help IMLS identify new innovations, investment patterns, and track trends regarding LSTA effectiveness, value and impact

When to Survey

An evaluation survey for all LSTA funded instructional programs and certain content acquisition projects is required by IMLS. The survey questions vary, depending on the activity and beneficiary: 

Instructional Program for the Public
  1. I learned something by participating in this library activity
  2. I feel more confident about what I just learned
  3. I intend to apply what I just learned
  4. I am more aware of resources and services provided by the library
  5. I am more likely to use other library resources and services
Instructional Program for Library Staff
  1. I learned something by participating in this library activity
  2. I feel more confident about what I just learned
  3. I intend to apply what I just learned
  4. Applying what I learned will help improve library services to the public
Content Acquisition for Library Staff
  1. I am satisfied that the resource is meeting library needs
  2. Applying the resource will help improve library services to the public
Planning/Evaluation for Library Staff
  1. I believe the planning/evaluation addresses library needs
  2. I am satisfied with the extent to which the plan/evaluation addresses library needs
  3. The information from the plan/evaluation will be applied to address library needs
The above questions are from IMLS. Please, do NOT alter them, but feel free to add additional questions or a comments section to suit your project outcome needs. 

Project Management Webinars

2020 LSTA Paperwork webinar
Friday, August 7, 2020 @ 11 am

Archived recording: posted after webinar

Publicity

Special Events-Invite the State Librarian

If awarded an LSTA grant, the Nevada State Library staff would like to help you celebrate your successes! If you host an open house, launch party, or special event, consider inviting the State Librarian and/or the Deputy State Librarian. Contact Sulin Jones for arrangements.

Special Events-IMLS

Send timely press releases to the LSTA coordinator for forwarding to IMLS. They can often help promote at the national level.

Guidelines for IMLS Acknowledgement

As a grant recipient, you are required to acknowledge the IMLS and the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records in your announcements, flyers, press releases, banners, videos, events, as well as on all grant funded materials and equipment. Example: 

Funds for this project have been provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records.

IMLS & NSLAPR Logos

Use of the IMLS logo is required on all publications. NSLAPR's logo may be included as well. Logos are available below:

Social Media

You're encouraged to tag IMLS (as well as NSLAPR) in any social media post that promotes your LSTA grant project:

Also, remember to capture social media content to include with final reports.

Photographs/Videos

A picture is worth 1000 words, so we highly recommend that photo documentation and video URLs be submitted with your final report.  If members of the public are in your snapshots, also get a photo release. 

IMLS Guidance - Allowable Costs, ADA, eBooks, LEP, Title IX, etc.

IMLS has prepared a series of guidance memos on how to administer and report on the use of LSTA funds.