Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)
The Office of Commonwealth Libraries administers funds that are made available from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through a program called the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). IMLS awards grants to states with an approved Five-Year Plan. Pennsylvania's LSTA Five-Year Plan includes goals allowing the Office of Commonwealth Libraries to assist libraries in linking to each other or to other information resources, to encourage the development of consortia, and to increase information access for persons who have difficulty gaining it. LSTA funding may not be used for construction or renovation, projects that have already begun or operating expenses.
Pennsylvania LSTA Five-Year Plan 2008-2012 (PDF)
Pennsylvania LSTA Five-Year Plan 2013-2017 (PDF)
APPLY FOR AN LSTA GRANT
Grant Program Name: 2013 LSTA Competitive Grant
Application Deadline: October 5, 2012
MANAGE AN LSTA GRANT
2013/14 Grant Management Guide (PDF)
2013/14 Grant Application Guidelines
2012/13 LSTA Grant Implementation Guidelines (PDF)
2012/13 Grant Application Guidelines
2012/13 LSTA Report Forms:
2012 LSTA Quarterly Report Form (Word)
2012 LSTA Final Report Form (Word)
ADDITIONAL LSTA FORMS and LINKS
Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency ACT FFATA Form (Word)
DUN and Bradstreet Online Registration www.dnb.com
Go here to get a DUNS number only if your organization does not already have one. Be sure to check first to not get a duplicate number for the same organization.
PREVIOUSLY FUNDED PROJECTS
Successful projects in the past have provided library users with Internet access, automated functions in public libraries, expanded library services for older adults, provided assistive technology for information access, improved reference services, funded statewide summer reading programs for children, and improved services to preschoolers and their caregivers.
Fiscal Year 2012 LSTA Competively Funded Projects (PDF)
Fiscal Year 2011 LSTA Competively Funded Projects (PDF)