The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released the final version of the Library Services and Technology Act Institute of Museum and Library Services (LSTA) Grant Information and Guidelines 2023. All Wisconsin regional public library systems are eligible to apply.
The LSTA Grants to States program is administered at the federal level by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums supporting statewide initiatives and services. The DPI manages and distributes the federal funding as the State Library Administrative Agency for Wisconsin.
The categories for this year’s LSTA Grants support goals established in the LSTA Five-Year Plan 2023-2027 and are based on the federal LSTA priorities. Some of the categories include Improved Discovery Solutions to continue support of technology solutions to make it easier to search library collections and resources, Data Access and Usage Development to support collaborative efforts to enhance data-informed library decision making and planning, and a Teen Internship Pilot Program for five paid summer internships at libraries where teens will help with projects to improve their library’s service to the community.
The guidelines, with additional Library Services and Technology Act Grant information, are available on the DPI LSTA website. Please contact LSTAgrants@dpi.wi.gov with any questions.