The Institute of Museum and Library Services' Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grants to States program is the largest source of federal funding support for library services in the United States. The Grants to States program allocates a base amount to each state plus a supplemental amount based on population. For each of the 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, the base amount is $680,000 each. You can see recent allotments for all the states here.
The Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records (NSLAPR) uses Grants to State funds to meet LSTA specified priorities (20 U.S.C. § 9141) as well as Nevada's 5 Year Plan goals, either through statewide programs or competitive subgrants to eligible public, school, special, and academic libraries throughout Nevada. In order to remain eligibile for Grants to State LSTA funds, Nevada must meet statutory Matching and Maintenance of Effort (MOE) requirements.
LSTA funds help Nevada libraries solidify their roles as community educational centers, though planning, assessment, training, and partnerships, building capacity, and identifying user access needs.
|June 2017||Submit all pre-award documents: Risk Assessment, LSTA Certifications, Grant-in-Aid|
|June 2017||Equipment over $5,000: must be approved by IMLS; submit equipment specifications to NSLAPR and reference the relevant goal in Nevada's LSTA 5 Year Plan. REQUIRED.|
|July 1, 2017||Grant period begins. Expenditures made before 07/01/17 will NOT be reimbursed|
|October 31, 2017||1st Quarter Report due. Postmarked or emailed by close of business (5 pm)|
|January 31, 2018||2nd Quarter Report due. Postmarked or emailed by close of business (5 pm)|
|April 30, 2018||3rd Quarter Report due. Postmarked or emailed by close of business (5 pm)|
|May 19, 2018||Last day to submit programmatic or fiscal revision requests (5 pm)|
|June 30, 2018||Grant period ends|
|July 20, 2018||4th Quarter Report due (4th Q reports waived for FFY 17). Final day to submit Reimbursement Requests. Reimbursement Requests received after this date will be considered stale claims and may not be reimbursed unless a project extension has been approved by NSLAPR|
|October 1, 2018||Final Fiscal & Final Evaluation due. Postmarked or emailed by close of business (5 pm)|
Email signed and scanned document copies to firstname.lastname@example.org. You need not submit original hard copies to NSLAPR, however please retain these documents for your grant files.
For background info, see Project Surveys
An evaluation survey for all LSTA funded instructional programs and certain content acquisition projects is required by IMLS. The survey questions vary, depending on the activity and beneficiary:
|Instructional Program for the Public|
|Instructional Program for Library Staff|
|Content Acquisition for Library Staff|
|Planning/Evaluation for Library Staff|
The survey questions, which align with PLA’s Project Outcome, are meant to do two things:
See Customizable Survey Forms section above
As a grant recipient, you are required to acknowledge the IMLS and the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records in your announcements, printed materials and at project public events. As part of the publicity for your projects, you are encouraged to use newspaper articles, op-ed pieces, radio and TV interviews, website links, tweets, and other social media activities to extend the impact of your effort. An example of is as follows::
Funds for this project have been provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records.
Use of the IMLS logo is required on all publications. NSLAPR's logo may be included as well. Logos are available using the links below:
NSLAPR encourages photo documentation of your grant project. We recommend a photo release if members of the public are in your snapshots.
Prior to subgrant awards, NSLAPR requires one completed Risk Assessment per Library Jurisdiction per Federal Fiscal year.
One set of LSTA signature documents is required per Library Jurisdiction per Federal Fiscal Year.