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This area of the web site is dedicated to grants unique to each state. These include public grants administered by various governing bodies as well as private grants awarded by regional foundations that put geographic restrictions on who can apply (e.g., organizations in a specific county, state, or region). Individual state pages point to how federal grants are distributed in a given state (using a population-based formula, among other factors) and the kind of programs available at state level. They also point to resources and documents of value to librarians in that state.


Clicking on your state's map (or the listing below it) will take you to the page dedicated to your state.


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Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming


Each state page includes grant information organized into three distinct categories:

State & Federal Grants

Information about your State Library Administrative Agency, which handles federal funds distributed by the government (the largest of which is LSTA, administered by IMLS) as well as various other public grants in your state.

Information on how LSTA funds have been used in your state in prior years, what the future priorities are, and the kind of library projects most likely to get funded.

Information on LSTA application guidelines and deadlines in your state (note: these age quickly, so the state library pages may not always reflect most recent updates).


Regional Foundations
A listing of foundations that have a history of supporting libraries in your state. A brief summary of priorities is given for each foundation, along with a link to the grant guidelines portion of its web site.

Grant Information Centers
A directory of grant information centers (by city) in your state, which provide free access to Foundation Center's robust collection of print and online resources on grants and fundraising (also known as Cooperating Collections).


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