The South Carolina State Library makes financial assistance to pursue learning opportunities available in two formats:
Grants of Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds are available for library staff wishing to expand their professional knowledge by attending a professional conference such as SCLA, PLA, or ALA. Reimbursement of related expenses is available for conference attendance that allows librarians to develop, expand, deliver, or promote services and programs that are related to the six federal purposes.*
* The six Federal purposes as outlined in LSTA (20 U.S.C. 9141) are:
For additional information on LSTA grants in South Carolina, contact Kathy Sheppard, (803) 734-8653, firstname.lastname@example.org.
To submit a comment or complaint about the administration of LSTA grants, please contact the SCSL Director, Leesa Aiken, 803-734-8668.
LSTA grants are available when notice is given in this libguide, under the conditions described. All LSTA grants use an application process, each program having a specific application form and instructions. Explore the resources below to learn more about how to apply for an LSTA grant, how to design a competitive application, and other information about grant management.