[library-media] LSTA FALL GRANT ROUND OPENS

Paula Zsiray paula.zsiray@cache.k12.ut.us
Tue, 26 Aug 2003 13:44:56 -0600


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LSTA FALL GRANT ROUND OPENS

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The State Library Division will open the FY2003-2004 fall round of LSTA
Grant Competition on September 2.  Grant categories based on the goals
identified in the 2003-2007 Five-Year Plan, are:

*	Technology Infrastructure
*	Networked Information (specifically digitization of unique Utah
related resources)
*	Enhanced Access to Library Resources

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Grant funding levels remain the same.  Mini Grants (to $7,500) requires =
no
match.  Regular Grants (from $7,501 - $74,999) requires a 25% match of =
the
total cost of the project, and Major Grants ($75,000 and over) requires =
a
35% match of the total cost of the project.

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On August 21, the State Library Board approved the following funding
allocations for both the fall and spring rounds:  $75,000 for Mini =
Grants;
$150,000 for Regular Grants; and $150,00 for Major Grants.  Major Grant
recipients in the fall round will have until September 15, 2004 to =
expend
all funds.  Major Grant recipients in the spring round will have until
September 2005 to expend all funds.  Funds unexpended in the fall round =
will
be carried forward to the spring round, including the Major Grants.

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Prospective applicants will find background information on LSTA, the =
Grants
Handbook, Grant Calendar for FY 2003-2004, Grant Summaries from the past
year's competitions, assistive technology equipment suggestions, =
preliminary
requirements for digitization projects, as well as the grant application
itself and all reporting forms at
<http://library.utah.gov/lstagrantsinfo.html>
http://library.utah.gov/lstagrantsinfo.html.=20

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LSTA applicants are no longer required to submit an Intent to Apply form
(although they are strongly encouraged to do so by September 12). This
applies to Mini, Regular, and Major grant applicants.  Major Grant
applicants are also no longer required to submit a Pre-Proposal prior to
submitting an application. All LSTA applications for the fall round are =
due
at the State Library Division on October 3, 2003. =20

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The fall 2003 LSTA Program and Grant Writing Workshop is scheduled for
Thursday, September 11 at the State Library Division from 10:00 - noon.
Learn how to write your grant application to reflect and measure the =
human
impact of your project by implementing outcome-based evaluation (OBE) =
from
the start. Since this LSTA workshop is based on a new Five-Year Plan, =
all
prospective applicants and grant recipients whether new or experienced =
are
strongly advised to attend.  For more information or to register for the
workshop, please contact the Grants Coordinator: Jane E. Smith at (801)
715-6742 or  <mailto:jesmith@utah.gov> jesmith@utah.gov.

For additional information contact the Grants Coordinator, Jane E. Smith =
at
(801) 715-6742 or  <mailto:jesmith@utah.gov> jesmith@utah.gov.      =20

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September 2.<SPAN style=3D"mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Grant =
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face=3D"Times New Roman">Grant funding levels remain the same.<SPAN=20
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requires no=20
match.<SPAN style=3D"mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Regular Grants =
(from $7,501=20
- $74,999) requires a 25% match of the total cost of the project, and =
Major=20
Grants ($75,000 and over) requires a 35% match of the total cost of the=20
project.</FONT></P>
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style=3D"mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>$75,000 for Mini Grants; =
$150,000 for=20
Regular Grants; and $150,00 for Major Grants.<SPAN=20
style=3D"mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Major Grant recipients in the =
fall round=20
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style=3D"mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Major Grant recipients in the =
spring=20
round will have until September 2005 to expend all funds.<SPAN=20
style=3D"mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Funds unexpended in the fall =
round will=20
be carried forward to the spring round, including the Major =
Grants.</FONT></P>
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align=3Dleft><SPAN=20
style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'">Prospective =
applicants=20
will find background information on LSTA, the <I>Grants Handbook</I>, =
Grant=20
Calendar for FY 2003-2004, Grant Summaries from the past year&#8217;s =
competitions,=20
assistive technology equipment suggestions, preliminary requirements for =

digitization projects, as well as the grant application itself and all =
reporting=20
forms at <A href=3D"http://library.utah.gov/lstagrantsinfo.html"><FONT=20
color=3D#000066>http://library.utah.gov/lstagrantsinfo.html</FONT></A>.=20
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justify"><FONT=20
face=3D"Times New Roman">LSTA applicants are no longer required to =
submit an=20
<I>Intent to Apply</I> form (although they are strongly encouraged to do =
so by=20
September 12). This applies to Mini, Regular, and Major grant =
applicants.<SPAN=20
style=3D"mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Major Grant applicants are =
also no=20
longer required to submit a <I>Pre-Proposal</I> prior to submitting an=20
application. <B>All LSTA applications for the fall round are due at the =
State=20
Library Division on October 3, 2003.<SPAN style=3D"mso-spacerun: =
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justify"><SPAN=20
style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'">The fall 2003 =
<I>LSTA=20
Program and Grant Writing Workshop</I> is scheduled for Thursday, =
September 11=20
at the State Library Division from 10:00 &#8211; noon. Learn how to =
write your grant=20
application to reflect and measure the human impact of your project by=20
implementing outcome-based evaluation (OBE) from the start. Since this =
LSTA=20
workshop is based on a new Five-Year Plan, all prospective applicants =
and grant=20
recipients whether new or experienced are strongly advised to =
attend.<SPAN=20
style=3D"mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>For more information or to =
register for=20
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(801)=20
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color=3D#000066>jesmith@utah.gov</FONT></A>.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>
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