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The 2019 Public Library Public School LSTA Subawards application process will open on Monday, September 16, 2019. Applications from collaborating Wisconsin public libraries and public school libraries will be accepted on a rolling basis through January 14, 2020. For more details, continue reading or scroll to the “Quick Links” section at the bottom.


As part of theĀ 2018-2022 Five Year LSTA Plan for Wisconsin, the Division for Libraries and Technology (DLT) provides grant subawards to Wisconsin public libraries for collaborative projects with local public school libraries. These subawards will offer financial and material resources that will emphasize specific aspects of library services.

Projects require focus on one (1) of the following areas:

  • Collection management with a focus on diversity, inclusion, and equity
  • Hands-on learning, including maker and computational thinking

Projects must use funds for one or both of the following purposes:

  • An in-person education event for youth (ages 0-18)
  • Library and classroom program and curriculum materials

DLT will offer $50,000 during the 2019 LSTA fiscal year. Funds will be allocated based on project proposals. Funds will be distributed to a Wisconsin public library on a reimbursement basis for these collaborative projects with local school libraries; funds must be used according to LSTA guidelines for allowable costs. Projects are also subject to LSTA reporting. All project work, reports, and claims for reimbursement must be submitted on or before July 15, 2020.

For more information and to apply, see the rest of the post on the “WI Libraries are For Everyone” blog.