eBooks for all Collection Development Grant

Portal ID:
14669
Status:
Active
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:

Details

Purpose:

The California State Library invites public libraries to apply for funding to build our shared statewide collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks, accessible to every library in the state. 

Description:

The eBooks for All program is growing!  The California State Library invites public libraries to apply for funding to build our shared statewide collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks, accessible to every library in the state. 

This collection, currently consisting of over 87,000 copies of over 30,000 titles, is designed to meet the recreational and informational reading needs of California’s diverse communities.  All titles are on a perpetual license, and many are licensed for simultaneous use. The collection is available to all public libraries to provide for free to readers of all ages.

Libraries can access the collection through the Palace App, an eReader aggregator that can browse and display materials from Overdrive, CloudLibrary, and other similar services. 

The eBooks for All Palace Project not only includes materials inside the app, it also includes a geolocated collection of materials that are all licensed for simultaneous use to anyone inside of California, with or without a library card. 

If your library or organization is interested in purchasing materials for inclusion in this growing statewide collection, the California State Library would welcome your participation.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency

Libraries and consortiums are eligible.

In order for projects to be funded through LSTA, libraries must:

•             Adhere to the general guidelines for LSTA eligibility

•             Follow the State Library’s current LSTA five year plan

•             Adhere to federal restrictions on funding

•             Participate in the Public Library Survey each year

Eligible Geographies:

Limited to institutions in California.  

Matching Funding Requirement:

The match will be based on your library’s Local Income Per Capita (LIPC) level, which is derived from California Public Libraries Survey data.

For library cooperatives, a match of 20% will be required. For libraries in LIPC Level 1, a 20% match will be required. For LIPC Level 2, a 25% match will be required. For LIPC Level 3, a 30% match will be required. 

 

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.
Jan 1
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
8 months

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$1,250,000
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.
Dependent
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.
20%
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:

This project is funded through LSTA funds.

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)

How to Apply

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

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Christopher Robert Durr, 1-916-603-7115, chris.durr@library.ca.gov