*These amounts do not include spending on LSTA Administration.
The CSL-IMLS Five-Year Plan that shaped the state library’s LSTA Literacy and Planning grants for libraries is in its final year.
If you have been thinking about applying for an LSTA literacy ($7500) or planning grant ($5000), this year is the time to finally do it.
October 25, 2021 is the next due date for a planning grant application.
April 15, 2022 is likely the final due date for the LSTA Literacy grant applications based on the current scope, amount, and instructions.
In Connecticut, LSTA pays for these projects in part or in whole:
1. Instructors for continuing education classes in locations around the state
3. Library service for 5,000+ patrons of the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
4. deliverIT CT vans and drivers that deliver over 2.2 million library items per year
5. The Summer Reading Program with 58,000 participants
6. Service Center collections that help serve over 450,000 state residents through local libraries
8. The Connecticut Public Library Annual Report and statistics, which the State Library Data Coordinator reports to the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
For any LSTA funded project, IMLS must be credited on promotional or training items, websites, etc. with a statement such as “This project is funded 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." Where possible, credits should also include the IMLS logo with a link to IMLS's website.
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