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LSTA Background

The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), is part of the Museum and Library Services Act of 1996, as amended. This legislation has been codified as 20 USC CHAPTER 72 - MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES. LSTA is the only source of federal funding that specifically targets libraries.

Activities supported by LSTA through the Grants to States Program must advance the eight national priorities Adobe Reader - Click to Download and must work to develop and deliver library programs, services, and resources to the people of the state.

Grants to State Library Agencies are awarded using a population-based formula and require both state match and maintenance of effort.

In the past, the Washington State Library has received the following LSTA State Library Agency grant awards:

Grant Year Award Amount
2013 $3,149,790
2012 $3,277,624
2011 $3,351,575
2010 $3,644,630
2009 $3,547,140
2008 $3,328,627

LSTA funds are used by the Washington State Library to "support statewide initiatives and services" and are further distributed "through competitive (subgrant) competitions or cooperative agreements to public, academic, research, school, and special libraries" across the state. For more details on programs funded in part by LSTA monies, please visit our Services to Libraries site, for more information on grants awarded by the Washington State Library, please visit our LSTA Grants page.

Contact

LSTA Grants Manager
LSTA Grants Program
360.704.5246
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Funded in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).