There are subtle differences in the application process for each grant opportunity. Refer to the grant guidelines for specific instructions.
2014 Grant Application Form
2014 LSTA Grant Application Instructions
For more help, click here to view last year's Application Assistance webinar
2014 Project Budget Instructions
2014 LSTA Project Budget
2014 Project Budget - Public School Libraries
The grant guidelines explain in brief the types of expenses not eligible for LSTA funding. The links below explain these restrictions in more detail. If you would like to include such expenses in your grant project, you may pay for them with local monies as part of your cash match.
Cost Principles for Educational Institutions (formerly OMB Circular A-21) Code of Federal Regulations as 2 CFR 220
Cost principles for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments for State Library Agencies (formerly OMB Circular A-87) Code of Federal Regulations as 2 CFR 225
Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations (formerly OMB Circular A-122) Code of Federal Regulations as 2 CFR 230
LDO JC 12-18-2013