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Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)

Funding  |  Eligibility  |  Application Forms  |  Supporting Documentation  |  Legal Authority  |  Program Impact

Purpose and Outcomes

Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant projects engage Illinois residents through library technology, programs and services for lifelong learning, and services to persons having difficulty using libraries.

Use of the federal funds is outlined in Illinois' Long Range Plan for the Use of LSTA for a sustainable impact on library services for residents of Illinois:



Specific offerings may limit eligibility:

Application and Reporting Forms

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Supporting Documentation

Range of Award

FY2012 Appropriation

Legal Authority

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Program Impact in FY2011

Total Dollars Awarded

Number of Grants Awarded

109 FY2011 grants were awarded:

Number of People Served

FY2011 Vignettes from Public Library Per Capita Grants funded with LSTA

Huntley Area Public Library - A group of about fifteen members of a job-networking group visited the library for a tour and program related to our job assistance collection and resume writing software. Over the next few weeks, we had many phone calls from attendees who had lined up their first interviews in several months, and they were appreciative of the resources the library had to offer. Several of them have found jobs.

Cahokia Public Library - One of our English as a second language mothers began using the library as a source for English speaking skills. She also began to ask the librarians for assistance with some paperwork she was completing to begin working on her citizenship. She had not realized the wealth of materials and assistance she could find at the library in her quest to become a U.S. citizen.

Expenditures by Federal Fiscal Year

Top LSTA Projects Funded

For more information about the LSTA grant program, please call 217-524-8836.

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