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LSTA Grants

FY2023 Competitive Grant


Applications open November 1, 2022
Draft applications due (optional) December 16, 2022
Comments on drafts returned to applicants Early January 2023
Final applications due February 28, 2023
Applications evaluated March 2023
Official notification of funding April 2023
Successfully funded projects may begin July 1, 2023
Successfully funded projects end June 30, 2024

How to Apply

Step 1: Prepare

Review the grant information packet, which includes:

  • Who may apply
  • What you may apply for
  • How much you may apply for
  • What you can spend grant funds on
  • What you will be required to do if awarded a grant
  • Evaluation & approval process
  • Tips for applicants

If you are new to the process or have questions, consider attending one of our informational sessions:

Step 2: Start your application

You can preview the application in PDF form.

To start your application:

  • Log in to our online grants portal
    • If you are new to the system, you will need to create an account. You may want to first check if someone else from your organization has created an account for this site. If so, please email We can create an account for you that will be connected to your organization in the site.
  • Once logged in, select Apply in the top menu.
  • Locate the FY23 LSTA Competitive Grant box, and select the blue Apply button on that box.
  • You may save your work, log out, and come back to your application at any time before submitting.

See the applicant tutorial (video and written instructions) for more details.

Step 3 (optional): Receive feedback on a draft application

If you would like to receive feedback from State Library staff on a draft of your application, you must submit a draft by the deadline listed in the timeline above.

To submit a draft:

  • Enter text into all required fields of the application. If you don't have text yet for some sections, that is ok; simply enter "Work in progress" in those boxes.
  • Click Submit.
  • You will be notified once State Library staff have finished reviewing your application.
  • Your application will be reverted back to "Draft" status in the system. You will be able to make desired changes before the final application deadline.

Step 4: Submit your final application

Final applications must be submitted by the deadline listed in the timeline above. Applications that are left incomplete in the system or not submitted by the deadline will be considered abandoned requests and will not be considered for funding.