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Members of the Advisory Council are available to offer technical assistance to applicants March 10-21, 2014.  Please email  to schedule assistance.  We will review your application only once.  Please noteTechnical assistance is open to all applicants, but confers no advantage in the decision process.  Council members who provide assistance to a particular organization will contribute to the discussion of the application, but will recuse themselves from voting on that particular application.  Organizations that already have internal development expertise/capacity or the resources to secure it independently are encouraged to rely on that instead. All applicants will receive an email confirmation within one week upon receipt of their application. In that email you will be asked if you would like to participate in a telephone interview during the evaluation process.  The telephone interview is optional. 

Key Dates

Jan. 14, 2014

LSTA Application Guidelines Workshop, 2:00-4:30  p.m., Room A3, MLK Library, 901 G St. NW (Suggested)

Jan. 28, 2014

LSTA Application Guidelines Workshop, 2:00-4:30  p.m., Room 417, MLK Library, 901 G St. NW (Suggested)

April 4, 2014

Two copies of application due by 5:00 p.m.

June 2014

Notification of grant proposals to be funded.

Oct. 1, 2014

Start of funded project.

Feb. 15, 2015

Project mid-year reports due.

Aug. 15, 2015

 Project must be completed.

Sept. 1, 2015 Project final reports due.

The Application

LSTA Grant Application 2014 (PDF)
Application Instructions (PDF)

Please note:  Submit 2 signed copies of your application on or before April 4, 2014, to the Grants Specialist, LSTA Grants, DC Public Library, 901 G Street NW, Room 400, Washington, DC 20001-4559.