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LSTA Policies and Procedures Manual: Statewide Projects

Policies and procedures related to LSTA subgrants and LSTA funding from IMLS

LSTA Spending in Connecticut

See how the State of Connecticut has spent LSTA funds in the past four years using the Search State Program Report (SPR) Projects page from IMLS.

  • $1,953,012 for 12 projects using FFY2014 funding (project activities between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015)
  • $1,953,731 for 15 projects using FFY2015 funding (project activities between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016)
  • $1,946,276 for 14 projects using FFY2016 funding (project activities between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017)
  • $1,962,430 for 7 projects using FFY2017 funding (project activities between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018)
  • $1,999,793 for 11 projects using FFY2018 funding (project activities between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019)
  • $2,024,351.77 for 15 projects using FFY2019 funding (project activities between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020)

*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.


April 15, 2022 is  the final due date for the LSTA Literacy and LSTA Planning grant applications based on the current scope, amount, and instructions. 

Statewide Projects Funded by LSTA

In Connecticut, LSTA pays for these projects in part or in whole:

1. Instructors for continuing education classes in locations around the state

2. Critical portions of researchIT CT and findIT CT, the statewide library catalog

3. Library service for 5,000+ patrons of the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

  • Over 160,000 talking books delivered
  • Almost 10,000 playback machines distributed

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

  • 28,000 audio, large print, professional, and children's/YA materials circulated each year
  • 2,400 items added to these collections

7. Over $135,000 in grants to libraries over the past 5 grant cycles

8. The Connecticut Public Library Annual Report and statistics, which the State Library Data Coordinator reports to the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Crediting IMLS

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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