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Application Updates

Application Updates

The State Library is implementing a new online Grants Management System (GMS), developed by the NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT), for all LSTA Grant Applications. This is the place to find the most current information about what to expect.

Important Dates

Early September 2016

Annual Program Plan posted
Grant guidelines and application information posted
Letter of Intent Application posted
NC Cardinal Migration application and guidelines posted
Project Grant application and guidelines posted 

November 1, 2016

Letters of Intent (LOI) due, project grants only (pdf) 
NC Cardinal Migration applications due (docx)

December 15, 2016

Letter of Intent and NC Cardinal applicants notified

Ongoing - February 10, 2017

Submit GMS Access Form required to create User ID
Complete this step ASAP

February 8, 2017

GMS opens, begin entering application information (Use Internet Explorer)

February 8, 2017

Online Help Guide available

February 24, 2017

EZ Grant applications due, $5,000-$50,000 (pdf)
Project Grant applications due, $50,000-$100,000 (pdf)

June 8, 2017

Grant awards announced here

Program Information Application Guidelines & Information Tipsheets