LSTA in Connecticut
The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds are provided through the Institute of Museum and Library Services, an independent Federal grant-making agency dedicated to creating and sustaining a nation of learners by helping libraries and museums serve their communities. The use of LSTA funds in Connecticut are administered according to the Five Year Plan (2013-2017) submitted to IMLS in June of 2012.
Amount of Funds Available
The amount of LSTA funds available for grants depends on each year's LSTA budget. The amount granted in the 2011-2012 cycle was $117,651 and 2012-2013’s grants totaled $158,542. For 2013-2014, it is projected that approximately $200,000 will be available.
What are the categories for which grants are accepted?
Each year the Advisory Council on Library Planning and Development determines grant categories based on goals in the LSTA Five Year Plan, 2013-2017.
In the 2013-2014 grant cycle, directed grants will be available for:
In order to apply for an LSTA grant, a library must attend one session of a procedural workshop. The Division strongly recommends that the attendee be the same person who is writing the grant.
Late December through March - training workshops held
April 19 - Applications due
May - State Library Board takes action on the grant applications
July 1 - Grant period begins
June 30 - Grant period ends
FY 12/13 LSTA Grants (contract period is 7/1/12 to 6/30/13)
Past Grant Awards
FY 11/12 LSTA Grants (contract period is 7/1/11 to 6/30/12)
FY 10/11 LSTA Grants
FY 08/09 LSTA Grants
FY 07/08 LSTA Grants
FY 06/07 LSTA Grants
FY 05/06 LSTA Grants
FY 04/05 LSTA Grants
FY 02/03 LSTA Grants
FY 01/02 LSTA Grants
FY 00/01 LSTA Grants
Most Recently Added
Document / Last Modified: 16 May 2013
Building & Sustaining Partnerships for Stronger Libraries -------- Creative Wisdom: Best Practices for Older Adults Grants & Projects -------- Every Child Ready to Read LSTA grants: What Is It & How Does it Work?
Document / Last Modified: 08 May 2013
This provides some quick resources for programmers on topics of interest to older adults.
Document / Last Modified: 30 April 2013
LSTA grant program.
Document / Last Modified: 04 April 2013
This report to the Institute of Museum and Library Services tracks expenditures and details of federal funding for the time period 10/1/2010 through 9/30/2012.
Document / Last Modified: 26 March 2013
For Further Information, Contact:
Douglas Lord, Division of Library Development
Middletown Library Service Center
786 South Main St.
Middletown, CT 06457
860-704-2204 or 800-437-2313 (fax: 860-704-2228)