Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) provides LSTA funds to Minnesota through the Grants to States Program. The annual allotment is based on population, and is currently $2.7 million.

A five-year strategic plan, approved by IMLS, identifies Minnesota libraries' current needs and goals. All Minnesota LSTA funds, including all competitive grant projects, address one or more of the five goals in our five-year plan.

  • Library services and policies promote barrier-free access
  • Libraries contribute to the World's Best Workforce
  • Libraries respond to diverse community needs
  • Library value is measured and demonstrated
  • Libraries facilitate digital equity and literacy 

Current LSTA Grant Opportunities

There are no current competitive grant opportunities. Please check back in the future--or subscribe to the State Library Services newsletter for updates.

Awarded LSTA Grant Projects

  • 11/28/17
  • 11/28/17
  • 2013-17 LSTA Plan Evaluation Review Letter  - 7/17/17
    Letter from the IMLS Director confirming review of State Library Services' 2013-2017 Five-Year Plan Evaluation.
  • LSTA 2013-2017 Five-Year Evaluation Report  - 4/4/17
    Minnesota’s LSTA 2013-2017 Five-Year Plan evaluation focused on the extent to which the Minnesota Department of Education's State Library Services division's activities made progress towards the two main goals of the plan.
  • 2016 World’s Best Workforce (WBWF) Competitive Mini-Grant Awards Abstracts  - 9/23/16
    Brief descriptions of 2016 LSTA World’s Best Workforce (WBWF) competitive mini grant-awarded projects.
  • 2016 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Competitive Grant Award Abstracts  - 9/15/16
    Brief descriptions of 2016 LSTA competitive grant-awarded projects.
  • Overview of LSTA Grants to States Activities 2015-2016  - 4/27/16
  • State of Minnesota Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Updated Five-Year Plan (2013-2017) (PDF)  - 10/6/15
    Updated Minnesota Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Five-Year Plan