Planning for a Literacy Grant Application

Planning for a Literacy Grant Application

The State Library offers one-year LSTA literacy grants of up to $7,500 to assist libraries with creating strategic, sustainable partnerships and lifelong learning programs that address the seven literacies (basic, early, civic/social, digital/information, financial, health, and legal). In this workshop, learn how to develop a compelling grant application:

  • identify your target audience, what motivates them, and how you know what they need
  • describe the project activities by addressing who, what, where, when, how and why
  • identify project costs, and compose a project budget

Also learn about the wide range of literacy resources available from the State Library to support your projects, and talk with state library experts about existing programs and partners who can help your project succeed.

This workshop is not required for LSTA grant applicants but is strongly encouraged.

Related LibGuide: Seven Literacies by Maria Bernier

Thursday, November 29, 2018
9:30am - 12:30pm
Maria Bernier, Dawn La Valle, Linda Williams, Gail Hurley
Middletown Library Service Center, 786 South Main St., Middletown
DLD Workshop
Registration has closed.

To register for a DLD workshop or webinar, you must be a current staff member, Friend, or Board Member/Trustee of a library in CT. If you are an unemployed librarian in CT, please contact Gail Hurley ( or 860-704-2222) to register.

Cancellation Policy

If you cannot attend a workshop you have registered for, please remember to cancel at least 3 days in advance so we can give your spot to someone else. You can cancel via the link in your confirmation email, or by contacting Gail Hurley | (860) 704-2222.

Those who miss (without cancelling) 3 events within a 6-month period will be placed on the waiting list when registering for future events. Be sure to sign in when you arrive for any workshop.

Inclement Weather Policy

For all in-person workshops offered by the CT State Library, Division of Library Development:

If the public schools in the town where the workshop is to be held close due to weather, the workshop will be canceled. If the schools have a delay, the workshop will go on as scheduled.

For the most up-to-date information, call us at 860-704-2200.

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Continuing Education workshops and the professional development collection are funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library.