The State Library of Ohio is pleased to announce the availability of Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds for full grant proposals. Under the full grant program, any type of library may apply for funds in one of the following categories: Technological Innovation, Automation, Targeted Populations, Services to Youth, Training, and Library Entrepreneurship.
Although there is no limit to the amount of federal funds which can be requested, the State Library anticipates that the majority of funded proposals will be in the range of $50,000 to $150,000 in federal funds. A local cash match of 25% of the total project cost is required.
Proposals are due at the State Library by 4:00 p.m. April 14, 2011. Approved proposals will run from October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012.
The Request for Proposal, Application Guidelines and other documents to assist with preparing the application can be found on the State Library’s webpage at: http://library.ohio.gov/lpd/lsta.
If you have any questions about the LSTA full grants or the LSTA program in general, please contact Missy Lodge, Associate State Librarian for Library Development, firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-644-6914 or 800-686-1532.
Remember, as you plan and write your proposal State Library staff is available to answer questions and review draft proposals.