LSTA Grants


Do you have an idea for a new program or service at your library? Want to support an underserved group in your community, start a coding club, or bolster resources for early childhood education?

The MBLC provides a variety of grant opportunities to enhance your library's services or to offer new programs. Funding for these grants comes from federal LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) funds provided by the Institute of Museum of Library Services (IMLS).  MBLC consultants will provide guidance and feedback throughout the grant process and project implementation.

Current Grant Programs

In addition to MBLC's grants to libraries, other LSTA-funded projects include:

  • Disaster recovery and emergency assistance
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Commonwealth Catalog
  • Library eBook and audiobook Reciprocal Lending (LEA)
  • Statewide database licensing

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the MBLC has also received funding from IMLS outside of the normal funding scheme:

Commonwealth Grant Programs

MBLC also administers the following grant programs funded by the Commonwealth:

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners works to provide every person in the Commonwealth with full and equal access to outstanding library services, to promote innovation and collaboration, and to position libraries at the center of civic life in their communities.

For More Information

Robert Favini, Head of Library Advisory and Development
617-725-1860 x237
857-488-6590 (Mobile)

Amy Clayton, Administrative Coordinator
617-725-1860 x228
857-488-6408 (Mobile)