Opening of LSTA 2024 Grant Round Delayed | Compendium

Greetings, library colleagues.

In previous messages I shared that we intended to open this year’s Statewide Library Services Grant application as well as local library grant applications in February; however, the grant process has been delayed in part due to the federal Continuing Resolution (temporarily funded government without full appropriations bills), and the IMLS’s inability to provide our full grant award.

Announcements will be posted on the Compendium when applications are open, and the grant timelines will also be updated to reflect this delay.

Please visit the grants LibGuide for updates and information on when and how to apply. You may also send grant-related questions to



Heather Sharpe, MLIS | Director, Bureau of Library Development
Department of Education | Office of Commonwealth Libraries
607 South Drive | Room 230 | Harrisburg, PA  17120
Office: 717.783.0565 | Mobile: 717.903.1819 |

The Bureau of Library Development (BLD) in the Office of Commonwealth Libraries supports libraries and library services for Pennsylvanians through the administration of state and federally funded programs and grant opportunities including LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act), Library Access, LAMP (Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians), the Public Library Subsidy, and Keystone Grants for Public Library Facilities. BLD also provides advisory services, professional development, and continuing education for library staff and volunteer leadership at public, school, academic, and special libraries.

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