Read the Five-Year Plan
LSTA sub-grants are awarded to reach LSTA objectives set out in the Five-Year Plan.
Review Past Grant Awards
Review the types of projects that have received LSTA sub-grants in the past.
Review Example Applications
The following applications serve as good examples of how an LSTA application should be prepared.
- Perry Meridian Middle School - 2014 Technology application
- New Albany-Floyd County Public Library - 2013 Digitization application
The IMLS and the Indiana State Library encourage applicants to design their grant programs using Outcomes Based Planning & Evaluation (OBPE). A free self-paced tutorial at the Shaping Outcomes website will walk you through the process of planning an evaluative user-centered project. While not a requirement for application, an understanding of OBPE will help you complete your application and will make your application more competitive.
If you have questions about the LSTA sub-grants program, view the answers to our Sub-Grant Frequently Asked Questions
or contact LSTA Grant Consultant Jennifer Clifton at (317) 234-6550, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Request an Early Review
You may request an advance review of your application by contacting the Library Development Office (email@example.com). The consultant will make recommendations for improvement but does not approve applications. Applications will be reviewed at the consultant’s discretion as time allows.
LDO JC 12-16-2014