Blog Posts by sonja.hudson

2011 LSTA Competitive Grants Approved

On February 18th, the Idaho Commission for Libraries Board of Commissioners reviewed and approved the two grant applications submitted in response to the 2011 LSTA Competitive Grant announcement. Due to the fact the Federal Government is currently operating under a Continuing Resolution, the final award of these grants is  contingent on the Commission receiving their full LSTA aw

2010 LSTA Grants Awarded

On February 19th, the Board of Library Commissioners awarded all five of the 2010 LSTA Competitive Grant applications submitted.

2010 Final LSTA Grant Application

The Commission for Libraries received 5 applications for the 2010 LSTA Draft Competitive Grant process. Those applications were reviewed by Commission Staff and all were invited to apply in the Final Competitive Grant process. Final Applications must be e-mailed, postmarked, or hand delivered no later than 5:00 PM on January 7, 2010.

2010 LSTA Draft Competitive Grant Applications

2010 LSTA Grant Application due date

Friday November 6, 2009 is the deadline for Idaho's Draft 2010 Library Service & Technology Act Grant applications. Applications must be complete and post marked no later than 5 PM on the 6th. Incomplete applications and/or those post marked later than 5 PM will be returned to the sender without review.


The FY 2010 LSTA Grant Application Kit is available for libraries looking for funds to support library programs or projects. Draft Competitive Grant Applications are due November 6, 2009. Applications hand delivered to the Commission must be received by 5 PM on November 6, 2009. For those hand delivering, please request the receptionist stamp your application with the date of receipt.

2010 LSTA Grant Allocation Plan

Sonja Hudson, Grants Contracts Officer

The FY 2010 Library Services and Technology Act.(LSTA) Allocation Plan is posted on this website under Funding. This document is a brief overview of Idaho's LSTA grant programs and the Eligibility Checklist provides information for potential applicant libraries to verify their eligibility to apply.

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ALA Grant Opportunities

The American Library Association's Office for Literacy and Outreach Services with support from Verizon Communications, is offering grants to public, school, or academic librarians who have found a creative way to connect literacy and gaming. Grants are designed to help librarians expand and further develop innovative literacy gaming services for children and youth between the ages of 10 and 18.

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Barbara Bush Foundation Grant Opportunity

The Barbara Bush Foundation announced the 2009 national grant competition for Family Literacy - Deadline: September 5, 2008

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LSTA Grants Awarded

Recent Grants awarded:


  • Lewiston City Library — Access for All Seniors Outreach Homebound $1,980.00
  • Kootenai Shoshone Lib. — Access for All Seniors Outreach Program Seniors $2,000.00

6/11/2008 - Read to Me State Grants

  • Ada Community Library - Star $5,000.00
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Recent LSTA Grants Awarded

Congratulations Recipients!

  • Stanley Public Library was awarded an Advocacy Grant for use for Teen Gaming
  • Ada Community was awarded an Advocacy Grant for a Digital Native Summit
  • Boise Basin Library District was awarded an Advocacy Grant for eAudiobooks