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LSTA Project

All the information you need to apply for and manage an LSTA grant.

Acknowledging the Funders

If your library has received LSTA funding through the Connecticut State Library, you must follow the guidelines below to acknowledge the funders, as noted in the grant contract.

Use these acknowledgements for all spoken, online, and printed promotional materials, including program introductions, interviews, websites, emails, discussion list posts, flyers, program signage, advertisements, presentations, slideshows, evaluation forms, newsletters, and press releases.

Use the following wording:

"This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library."

Include the CSL logo and IMLS logo, which are available for download in the box to the right. For online materials, please link the logos to and

When to use acknowledgements:

  • Public Events: Acknowledgement and logos should be included on signage, and both CSL and IMLS should be mentioned at the beginning of public presentations.
  • Press Events: Include the written acknowledgement in your press releases and press kits, and include the dollar amount of LSTA funds received, as per the grant contract. At press conferences acknowledge CSL and IMLS orally.
  • Printed Materials: Use the logos and written acknowledgement. Don't forget to include it on PowerPoint presentations.
  • Web Sites: Post the acknowledgement with CSL and IMLS logos, and link the logos back to and
  • Advertisements: Use the logos and written acknowledgment.
  • Public Service Announcements: Include acknowledgement at the end of your PSA.

For items purchased with grant funds, create bookplates or labels acknowledging the funders: "Purchased with grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the CT State Library." No logos are necessary.

All equipment purchased with grant funds must be identified on the library's inventory as purchased with LSTA funds and must be marked “Purchased with LSTA funds” in a visible location, as per the grant contract. "Equipment" includes Assistive Technology, 3D printers, computers, and similar non-circulating library materials.

On social media, use #IMLSgrant on all platforms when promoting your project.


Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds are provided through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s approximately 120,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. The mission of IMLS is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Their grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. The use of LSTA funds in Connecticut is administered according to the Five-Year Plan (2018-2022) submitted to IMLS in June 2017.

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