FY2018-2019 LSTA Regular Grants

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General Information

  • The Utah State Library will award up to $250,000 in total grant funds during the 2019 Regular LSTA Grant funding period on a competitive basis for library projects.
  • Available funds for projects will be awarded according to community benefit and innovation.
  • To determine eligibility, applicants are encouraged to review the 2019 Applicant Library Eligibility Criteria prior to applying.
  • Projects that request a significant portion of the available funds may be asked to reduce the size of the project prior to approval.
  • Applications will be peer reviewed and scored by representatives from Utah’s library community.
  • Successful proposals may be partially or fully funded. Not all requests may be funded.
  • Grant funds may not be used prior to the start date of the grant.
  • Grant projects must fit into at least one of the Goals stated in USL’s LSTA Five Year Plan 2018-2022.

LSTA Resources and Guidelines - 2018-2019 Preapplication Documents
LSTA Grant Administrative Guidelines
LSTA Forms - 2018-2019 Grant Round

Utah State Library Grants Portal

Visit uslgrants.utah.gov to login and apply.
Register for access at least a week before the application deadline. 

Register for access to our online grants portal. 
Request login information by clicking new user in the grants portal or by contacting Rachel Cook, Grants Manager, at rcook@utah.gov or 801-715-6722.

Deadlines and Timetable

September 4, 2018

Letter of Intent Submissions Open

September 12, 2018

Letter of Intent Training Webinar

October 15, 2018

Letters of Intent Due

October 29, 2018

Regular LSTA Grant Application Opens

November 7, 2018

Webinar Training on the Application

December 14, 2018

Application Closes at 12 pm MST

February 1, 2019

LSTA Grant Funded Projects Announced

February 19, 2019

Signed Contracts Due

February 19, 2019

Regular LSTA Grant Projects Start - Funding Available

April 1, 2019

1st Interim Report Due

 June 14, 2019

2nd Interim Report Due

 August 1, 2019

Last Day to Spend 2018 LSTA Funds

 October 15, 2019

Final Report for 2019 LSTA Regular Grant Projects Due


Rachel Cook
 801-715-6722 or 800-662-9150 (Utah Toll-Free)