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 FY14-15 LSTA Grant Cycle | FY13-14 LSTA Grant Cycle | Grant Writing Resources | Grant Implementation Resources | Supplemental Information

 

FY14-15 LSTA Grant Cycle

FY13-14 LSTA Grant Cycle

LSTA Grant Writing Resources

  • Grant Application Review Process (PDF)
    This is a competitive grant application and review process. Each grant application must stand on its own merit. The staff at the Colorado State Library and teams of volunteer peer reviewers will evaluate all applications and recommend projects for funding. This document outlines the numerous selection factors taken into account during the review process.
  • D&B DUNS Numbers (PDF)
    IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) requires all LSTA primary grant recipients (the State Library) to report information on federal sub-grant awards (You!). This requirement comes from Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA). The Act is intended to empower every American with the ability to hold the government accountable for each spending decision. This document will tell you how to determine if your organization has a DUNS number and if not, how to request one.
  • Guidance on Allowable Costs (PDF)
    All costs expensed to grants awarded by the State Library under LSTA must be "allowable costs." This document will assist you when developing your budget prior to application submission.
  • IMLS Advisory: E-book Reader Lending Programs (PDF)
    The purpose of this advisory is to provide information to help ensure that electronic book readers, and other emerging technologies, are used in library settings in a manner that is permissible under Federal Law. If your project includes the purchase of E-book readers please review this document.
  • Shaping Outcomes
    Need help developing outcomes for your LSTA grant application? This free online course, developed by Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), will help guide you through the process of Outcome Based Planning and Evaluation.
  • Grant Writing Isn't for Sissies (PDF)
    Presentation given by Jean Heilig and Linda Hofschire. Applying for grants has become more competitive than ever, and developing a well-written proposal is a must! While the focus of this presentation is on Library Services and Information Technology Act (LSTA) grants, the lessons learned can cross over to all grant proposals. Learn how your project's goals, objectives, activities, and outcomes should all interrelate. Examples of what works and what doesn't work in developing a grant proposal are also given

LSTA Grant Implementation Resources

  • Excluded Parties List System (EPLS)
    This web site provides a list of vendors who are excluded from receiving Federal funding. Please check this list before making purchases. If your institution purchases from one of these vendors you will not be reimbursed for your expenditure.
  • IMLS Acknowledgement
    The Institute of Museum and Library Services requires grant recipients to acknowledge IMLS in all related publications and activities in conjunction with the use of your grant money. This includes all web sites, multimedia materials, newsletters, posters, news releases, educational materials, signage, banners, invitations to events, etc. The Grantee Communications Kit provides details for proper wording and IMLS logos.
  • Tracking Staff Salaries (Excel)
    This form may be used for documentation of staff salaries. Complete one sheet for each person you are tracking. This form is required for all staff salaries being claimed for LSTA funding, matching cash funds, and/or in-kind funding. These will be submitted with your annual report. The first tab shows an example of how the form can be used.

Supplemental Information


 

Jean Heilig
Fiscal Officer & LSTA Coordinator

Colorado State Library

201 East Colfax Ave, Room 309
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303.866.6731
Fax: 303.866.6940
Email: heilig_j@cde.state.co.us

What does Jean do?

This program is funded with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which administers the Library Services and Technology Act.


 

For additional information, contact Jean Heilig, 303-866-6731.

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