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Grants for Public Libraries

Information on LSTA grants and other funding opportunities.

Allowable Costs for LSTA Grants

LSTA grants include ARPA and CARES Act Grants and all Allowable and Unallowable costs apply.

Guidance from our Federal grantor, the Institute of Museum and Library Services may be found here.

Examples of Unallowable Costs include:

  • individual memberships (institutional memberships are allowed)
  • furniture (unless it is necessary to support an LSTA-funded program)
  • general promotion of a library (marketing an LSTA-funded program is allowed)
  • entertainment
  • alcohol
  • speaker/presenter honorariums (speaker fees are allowed, honorariums are not).
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.