Limited Submission Grant Opportunity: LTSA Project Grant LOIs

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:35am

Appalachian State University libraries or partnerships with libraries are invited to apply for a Letter of Intent application slot for the Library Services & Technology Act Project Grant program . The LSTA Project Grant program supports a program or service idea that will solve a specific problem or meet an identified need of the library’s current or future users. 

Project Grants have a two-step process requiring:

1) a Letter of Intent (LOI) Application and 2) a full application after the LOI is approved. 
The minimum that may be requested for Project Grants is $50,000; the maximum is $100,000 for single year projects and $150,000 per year for multi-year projects. All grants require matching funds of 25%, or 10% with an eligible partner (You do NOT need to identify matching contributions for this stage of competition).
This competition serves to identify Appalachian's 3 LOI applicants.
Projects will focus on one of the goals from North Carolina’s LSTA Five Year Plan:

  • Goal 1: Strengthening Capacity. North Carolinians will have libraries with essential resources and capable staff that enable them to provide exceptional library programs and services.
  • Goal 2: Expanding Access. North Carolinians will have expanded access to resources for learning and success in school, work, and life.
  • Goal 3: Community Engagement. North Carolinians will have libraries that are more effective because they cooperate, coordinate, collaborate, and communicate to help the community address its needs

Internal Competition Deadline: Noon, Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Please direct questions about this competition to Ms. Katie Howard at

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