Large Competitive LSTA grants are now closed for federal fiscal year 2016 (October 2016 through September 2017). New grant applications will be available Winter/Spring 2017.
The LSTA Coordinator hosted a webinar in February 2016 to discuss changes to the application and questions about the grant program. A recording of the webinar is located here. The PowerPoint slides are below.
Grants of Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds are available for public libraries across South Carolina. Reimbursement of related expenses is available for programs that allow libraries to develop, expand, deliver, or promote services and programs that are related to the six federal purposes.*
* The six Federal purposes as outlined in LSTA (20 U.S.C. 9141) are:
LSTA grants are made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow IMLS on Facebook and Twitter.
For additional information on LSTA grants in South Carolina, contact Director of Library Development Kathy Sheppard, (803) 734-8653, firstname.lastname@example.org
To submit a comment or complaint about the administration of LSTA grants, please contact the SCSL Acting Director, Leesa Aiken, 803-734-8668.