2024-25 Sustainable California Libraries

Portal ID:
53370
Status:
Active
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
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Details

Purpose:

The California State Library’s LSTA grant opportunities:  Support improvement, innovation, and experimentation in library services;  Build capacity among the California library community in grant-writing and grant management; and Help California’s local libraries develop services that effectively respond to community needs and align with community aspirations. 

Description:

The Sustainable California Libraries grant program funds climate and sustainability related community-driven programming for adults and intergenerational groups. The initiative also fosters connections between California library workers supporting climate resilience in communities. The purpose of these grants is to fund services, programming, and educational opportunities focused on sustainability and climate resilience. 

About 8 in 10 California adults say climate change is a top concern or one of several important concerns for them personally. As community hubs that provide trusted information about climate change and resilience, effectively connect with community-based organizations, and provide relevant programming for all ages, libraries are uniquely positioned to support climate resilience. The purpose of the Sustainable California Libraries grants is to fund services, programming, and educational opportunities focused on sustainability and climate resilience. Projects should demonstrate an understanding of community needs, aspirations, and assets. Public programming, outreach, and at least one project partner or community connection is required.  

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency

This award opportunity is open to Public Libraries in California

Eligible Geographies:

This opportunity is open to Public Libraries within the State of California 

Matching Funding Requirement:

Applicants are encouraged to provide a local match in the form of a cash match and/or in-kind contribution.  

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
05/2024
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
07/1/24 to 06/30/25

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$500,000
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
$10,000 – $75,000
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • Federal

Funding Source Notes:

The Museum and Library Services Act of 2010 governs the support and development of museums and libraries nationally. Each year, the California State Library receives a LSTA grant from the IMLS to support the development of California libraries.  

The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Advance(s)

Funding Method Notes:

For awards receiving funding over $20,000, a typical payment schedule is:  45 percent of award amount upon the awardee’s acceptance and execution of the agreement, and the State Library’s receipt and approval of a complete claim form. 45 percent of award amount following the State Library’s review and approval of the awardee’s first quarterly report.10 percent of award amount following the submission of approved final reports. 

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Michelle Killian, 1-916-323-9843, LSTAGrants@library.ca.gov