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Funding is available in the total amount of $400,000. The maximum grant amount is $75,000 and the minimum is $10,000. Grant-related questions must be submitted by June 21, and applications are due July 12.


Text courtesy of Maddie Rudawski, LSTA Coordinator, Minnesota State Library Services.

State Library Services is thrilled to announce that the next round of LSTA competitive grant funds is open for applications. The Minnesota Department of Education makes this funding available to legally established public libraries and library cooperatives or consortia, libraries located in Minnesota’s public schools or public colleges and universities, and special libraries operated by a Minnesota registered 501 (c)(3) organizations for the purpose of helping to achieve Minnesota’s LSTA Five-Year Plan (2023-2027), Goals A, B, and C, in order to reduce barriers to access, promote equity, showcase libraries contributions to community, and empower Minnesota’s library workforce. While LSTA funds are primarily intended to support new projects that can serve as models or pilots, applications for new phases of a project that is underway may be submitted. Libraries may also apply for funding of an ongoing project if it reaches new audiences, incorporates new methods, or significantly expands the reach of the project.

Complete applications are due by July 12, 2024 at 5:00pm Central Time to There is a total of $400,000.00 available for grants, with minimum grant amounts of $10,000.00 and maximum grant amounts of $75,000.00.

If there are questions or additional information is needed, please contact Maddie Rudawski, State Library Services, at or 651-582-8400. All questions must be submitted by Friday, June 21, 2024. We will publish a list of all the questions that we received after Tuesday, June 25, 2024.

Full information about the grant opportunity, including required grant documentation and the timeline, can be found on the Minnesota Department of Education website.

Written by

Zach Miller
Head of Communications