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There are subtle differences in the application process for each grant opportunity. Refer to the grant guidelines for specific instructions.
2013 Grant Application Form
Line-by-line Grant Application Instructions
For more help, click here to view last year's Application Assistance webinar
2013 Application Project Budget Worksheet
2013 Application Project Budget Worksheet for School Library Applicants
Line-by-line Budget Worksheet Instructions
The grant guidelines explain in brief the types of expenses not eligible for LSTA funding. The links below explain these restrictions in more detail. If you would like to include such expenses in your grant project, you may pay for them with local monies as part of your cash match.
Cost Principles for Educational Institutions (formerly OMB Circular A-21) Code of Federal Regulations as 2 CFR 220
Cost principles for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments for State Library Agencies (formerly OMB Circular A-87) Code of Federal Regulations as 2 CFR 225
Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations (formerly OMB Circular A-122) Code of Federal Regulations as 2 CFR 230