[library-media] 2005-2006 LSTA Fall Round of Grant Competition

Fawn Morgan fmorgan@dsdmail.net
Mon, 12 Sep 2005 11:01:13 -0600


FY 2005-2006 LSTA FALL GRANT ROUND OPENS

The State Library Division will open the FY2005-2006 fall round of LSTA
Grant Competition on September 1.  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

Grant funding levels remain the same.  Mini Grants (to $7,500) requires
no match.  Regular Grants (from $7,501 - $74,999) require a 25% match of =
the total cost of the project.  Major Grants ($75,000 and over) will not =
be offered until the spring round and require a 35% match of the total =
cost of the project.

Prospective applicants will find background information on LSTA, the
Grants Handbook, Grant Calendar for FY 2005-2006, 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/grants_funding/index.htm=20
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LSTA applicants are now required to submit an Intent to Apply  form for
Mini and Regular grant projects on or before Friday, September 16.=20
The Intent-to-apply form may be faxed (801-715-6767) to the
Grants Coordinator.  All LSTA applications for this fall round are due=20
at the State Library Division on Friday, September 30, 2005. =20

The fall 2005 LSTA Program and Grant Writing Workshop is scheduled for =
Thursday, September 8 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.  Register at http://library.uta=
h.gov/workshops/index.htm=20

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