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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.

Learn OBPE
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.

Ask Questions
If you have questions about the LSTA sub-grants program, view the answers to our Sub-Grant Frequently Asked Questions
or contact the Library Development Office at (800) 451-6028, or by e-mail at

Request an Early Review
You may request an advance review of your application by contacting the Library Development Office ( 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 12-16-2013