FY2019-2020 LSTA Regular Grants

2019-2020 General Information

  • The Utah State Library will award up to $250,000 in total grant funds during the 2019-2020 Regular LSTA Grant funding period on a competitive basis for library projects.
  • Available funds for projects will be awarded according to community benefit and innovation.
  • To determine eligibility, applicants are encouraged to review the 2019-2020 Applicant Library Eligibility Criteria prior to applying.
  • Projects that request a significant portion of the available funds may be asked to reduce the size of the project prior to approval.
  • Applications will be peer reviewed and scored by representatives from Utah’s library community.
  • Successful proposals may be partially or fully funded. Not all requests may be funded.
  • Grant funds may not be used prior to the start date of the grant.
  • Grant projects must fit into at least one of the Goals stated in USL’s LSTA Five Year Plan 2018-2022.

LSTA Resources and Guidelines - 2019-2020 Preapplication Documents
LSTA 2019-2020 Grant Administrative Guidelines
LSTA Forms - 2019-2020 Grant Round

Utah State Library Grants Portal

Visit uslgrants.utah.gov to login and apply.
Register for access at least a week before the application deadline. 

Register for access to our online grants portal. 
Request login information by clicking new user in the grants portal or by contacting Rachel Cook, Grants Coordinator, at rcook@utah.gov or 801-715-6722.


For those who are completing the 2018-2019 LSTA grants, your final report is due on October 15, 2019.

Deadlines and Timetable

September 3, 2019

Pre-Grant Applications Open

September 5, 2019

Pre-Grant Application Webinar

October 11, 2019

Pre-Grant Applications Close at 12 PM MDT

October 21, 2019

Full Application Opens

October 21, 2019

Contact Reviewers

October 22, 2019

Full Application Webinar

December 6, 2019

Full Applications Close at 12 PM MDT

December 9-13, 2019

Eligibility Review

January 6-24, 2020

Panel Review

January 22, 2020

Panel Review Meeting

February 3, 2020

Funded Projects Announced

February 6, 2020

Administrative Requirements Webinar for Grantees

February 14, 2020

Signed Contracts Due

February 14, 2020

LSTA Funds Available

April 1, 2020

1st Interim Report Due

June 15, 2020

2nd Interim Report Due

August 1, 2020

Last Day to Spend LSTA Funds

October 1, 2020

Final Report Due


Rachel Cook
 801-715-6722 or 800-662-9150 (Utah Toll-Free)