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2009-2010 Grants Available for Schools and Libraries

On behalf of Jean Heilig, LSTA Grant Coordinator, Colorado State Library

The Colorado State Library has announced competitive grants for fiscal year 2009-2010 through Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) program designed to distribute federal funds to publicly-funded school, public, academic or special libraries.

Approximately $300,000 will be awarded to eligible applicants recommended for funding through a competitive reading process. Due date is Monday, August 3, 2009.

Applicants must address the following priority goal established in the state’s LSTA five-year plan:

. Colorado residents will be able to access resources and services electronically through libraries to meet their information and learning needs.

Library-related projects should focus on activities in any of the following areas:

1. Providing services that support educational achievement and lifelong learning
2. Providing educational resources in a variety of formats in all types of libraries for individuals of all ages
3. Expanding services for learning while providing access to information

Extra consideration will be given to projects that develop partnerships with other agencies and/or community organizations.

Click for more information: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdelib/LSTA/index.htm

For More Information, Contact:
Jean Heilig, LSTA Grant Coordinator
Colorado State Library
Phone: 303-866-6731
Email: heilig_j@cde.state.co.us

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