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Grants for Public Libraries

Information on LSTA grants and other funding opportunities.

Training Links and Materials

Links for Information about Grants

Timeline for Federal Fiscal Year 22 (July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023)
Grant Applications due: June 1, 2022
Grants Announced: Late June
Grant Cycle Time Period: July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

Home of Grants for Public Libraries
This is the home page for LSTA grant information for public libraries. Have a question about grants? Start here.

Outputs vs. Outcomes
This is a good article that explains how to assess your LSTA-funded programs using outcome-based evaluations. There is more information on outcome-based evaluations here.

This is the home page of federal grantors, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the only federal agency devoted to promoting and providing funding for libraries and museums in the United States.

IMLS Media Kit
If you would like to promote your grant further, IMLS has a helpful Grantee Communications Kit that makes publicizing your grant award very easy and reconnects to IMLS. We don’t require this but it is a great way to let your community know about the good work being done in Maryland libraries.

IMLS Funding Allotments
In the interest of transparency, IMLS shows grant funding for all US states and territories for the past 5 years.

What Are the Other States Doing with Federal Funds?
Every year, IMLS publishes the State Program Report of all State Library Agencies here. MSLA generally works on completing this SPR after the end of the fiscal year (July) and until November or December. It is due on December 30.

Instructional Videos on How to Use the eGMS
Go to this page to find instructional videos on how to create an application, how to complete an interim report, how to request a reimbursement, and how to request a grant revision.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.