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Local Library Grants

This type of Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant is awarded competitively to projects that affect a local library, or group of local libraries (such as a system, district or multi-county area). 

Apply for a Grant

These projects occur between October 1 and August 31.

Grant guidelines explain project priorities, which organizations are eligible to apply, application deadlines, and how applications are evaluated. 

Local library grant guidelines:

  • Grants for local library projects are not available at this time.  The Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) reviews its priorities for the use of LSTA funds annually.  LSTA grant opportunities are usually announced in the spring on OCL’s website and Pennsylvania library electronic mailing lists.    

Local library grant guidelines for District Library Centers:

Apply for local library grants via eGrants.

Learn more about how to apply: