FY2020-2021 LSTA Regular Grants

2020-2021 General Information

  • The Utah State Library will award up to $275,000 in total grant funds during the 2020-2021 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 2020-2021 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.

2020-2021 Grant Documents

2020-2021 Applicant Library Eligibility Criteria
LSTA Resources and Guidelines - 2020-2021 Preapplication Documents
LSTA 2020-2021 Grant Administrative Guidelines
LSTA Forms - 2020-2021 Grant Round


For those who are completing the 2019-2020 LSTA grants, your final report is due on October 1, 2020.

Grants Portal

Register for access to our online grants portal. 

Register for access at least a week before the application deadline.

Request login information by clicking new user in the grants portal or by contacting Rachel Cook, Grants Coordinator, at rcook@utah.gov or 801-715-6722.

Login to Grants Portal
Deadlines and Timetable

September 8, 2020

Pre-Grant Applications Open

September 10, 2020

Pre-Grant Application Webinar

October 5, 2020

Pre-Grant Applications Close at 12 PM MDT

October 12, 2020

Full Application Opens

October 14, 2020

Full Application Webinar

November 13, 2020

Full Applications Close at 12 PM MDT

November-December 2020


December 17, 2020

Funded Projects Announced

January 5, 2021

Signed Contracts Due

January 5, 2021

LSTA Funds Available

January 6, 2021

LSTA Administration Webinar

March 1, 2021

1st Interim Report Due

May 14, 2021

2nd Interim Report Due

June 30, 2021

Last Day to Spend LSTA Funds

July 10, 2021

Reimbursements Due

August 1, 2021

Project End Date

September 15, 2021

Final Report Due


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