Friday, July 17, 2015

2016 LSTA Information and Guidelines for WI posted

The 2016 Wisconsin Information and Guidelines for the LSTA Federal Grant Subawards is now posted on the Public Library Development website at These guidelines present the subaward information for both competitive and non-competitive grant categories intended for public library and regional public library system applicants. This document also contains an example of the grant application in the appendix section of the guidelines. By the time you read this blog post, the 2016 LSTA application will have been announced.
Image of Application and Grant binders
Image of Application and Grant binders Courtesy of Deposit Photos

There will be a 60-minute training webinar on July 27, 2015 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm to discuss and provide a question and answer period of time about the Guidelines and 2016 LSTA grant application. A link to the recorded webinar will be posted on the LSTA website for those unable to attend. You can join the webinar by dialing one of the access numbers below with the guest passcode and clicking the web meeting link at the designated time.

Web Meeting:

Phone Number: 1-877-820-7831

Mobile Phone: 1-720-279-0026,*,,524620#

Guest Passcode: 524620

The Division for Libraries and Technology’s (DLT) Staff Managed Projects and Resources for 2016 are linked below the 2016 LSTA Guidelines and contain new and ongoing projects that DLT staff will develop and expand in the following grant cycle. Both the guidelines and staff document are in .pdf format suitable for printing.

Keep in mind that there are links on the LSTA web page to abstracts and grant lists referencing successfully implemented projects from 2011-2015. You are welcome to request a digital copy of past awarded grant projects and evaluations for potential grant application ideas. The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about grant applications and awards will soon be expanded with information about the LSTA application and 2016 grant cycle that runs from April 1, 2016-March 31, 2017. Additional resource materials for writing your grant application are also linked on the LSTA web page.

Written by:
Terrie Howe, Public Library Development Team