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LSTA grant awards are made possible by funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. LSTA grants are awarded in response to specific needs of public, academic and community college libraries. These federal funds are investments that help libraries deliver relevant and up-to-date services to their communities.

Application Updates

Application Updates

Important Dates

Early September 2017

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

November 1, 2017

Letters of Intent (LOI) due (Project grants only)
NC Cardinal Migration applications due

December 14, 2017

Letter of Intent and NC Cardinal applicants notified

January 26, 2018

2017-2018 EZ Edge Grant Application opens

February 28, 2018

Applications Due

March 9, 2018

2017-2018 EZ Edge Grant Application Due

June 7, 2018

Grant awards announced 

Dates for 2019-2020 funding will be announced in July 2018.

Program Information Application Guidelines & Information

Application Guidelines & Information

The State Library does not have any open applications for LSTA grants at this time.  Applications for 2019-2020 will be available in September 2018.