Applicant libraries whose LSTA sub-grant applications are denied funding can file an appeal to the Director of the Division of Library Development within 30 days of receiving notice about the grant decision.
The director of the applicant library should submit in writing the reasons for appealing the funding denial and include a request for a re-evaluation of the application.
Letters should be sent to:
Dawn La Valle, Director
Division of Library Development
Connecticut State Library
231 Capitol Ave.
Hartford, CT 06106
The DLD Director will review the appeal with input from the grant reviewers and will communicate a decision in writing to the applicant with reasons for the decision.
If the library director making the appeal is not satisfied with the information and decision provided by the DLD Director, the appeal will be sent to the State Librarian who will respond as appropriate to the situation. The State Librarian is the person of last resort for appeals about LSTA sub-grants, and his decision is final.
For more information or assistance contact:
Maria Bernier, LSTA Coordinator
786 South Main St.
Middletown, CT 06457
Connecticut State Library | 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106 | 860-757-6500 * Toll-free 866-886-4478
The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.