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Library Services & Technology Act (LSTA) Grant Programs



       Secretary of State's office is pleased to offer Missouri libraries several opportunities to improve library service through the use of federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds. These grants are based on LSTA priorities and Missouri State Library goals as approved in our LSTA five-year and state fiscal year project plans:
        A list of grant opportunities for the next round of grants is below.  Please note application deadlines and project grant periods for the programs you are considering.  Applications are welcome from public, academic, special, institutional and public school libraries in Missouri, although all grants are not available to all institutions. See the LSTA Grant Call Schedule  PDF file to see open grant calls, deadlines and library eligibility.   
        Libraries should be aware that accepting an LSTA grant may require compliance with the Federal Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). CIPA compliance will depend on the specific use of the LSTA funds awarded. If CIPA compliance is required, a grant recipient must certify that it has a policy of Internet safety that includes the operation of a technology protection measure (filter) with respect to any of the recipient’s computers with Internet access. The nature of the certification depends upon the type of library making application.
For more information regarding these program opportunities for your library, contact Terry Blauvelt, Grants Officer, at (417) 895-6670 or (800) 325-0131.

Trying to decide which grant will be the best for your project?

Take a look at our grants table that describes each grant program and the type of library that is qualified.

LSTA Grant Application Forms

Missouri State Library Online Grant Management System

  • Library Automation Grant - If interested, inquire at [email protected]
  • Educational Presenter - Open Call
  • Show Me Steps to Continuing Education - Individual - Open Call
  • Show Me Steps to Continuing Education - Group - Open Call
  • Next Chapter Book Club Grant - Open Call

LSTA Application Certification Forms


LSTA Grant Report Forms

Missouri State Library Online Grant Management System

  • Digital Imaging – Reports due 07/15/2022, 11/01/2022, 04/15/2023
  • Educational Presenter - Report due dates vary
  • Library Automation - Report due dates vary
  • Show Me Steps to Continuing Education -Group - Report due dates vary
  • Show Me Steps to Continuing Education - Individuals - Report due dates vary
  • Spotlight on Literacy – Reports due 10/15/2022, 03/30/2023
  • Summer Library Program - Report due 9/15/2022
  • Technology Ladder – Reports due 08/01/2022, 11/15/2022, 04/30/2023
  • Technology Mini - Report due 6/15/2023

Other Forms:

LSTA Online Grant Training Handouts


Other LSTA-Related Resources

 Awarded Grants

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