LSTA GRANTS   <ul><li>FOR YOUR LIBRARY   </li></ul><ul><li>NCLA Pre-Conference </li></ul><ul><li>October 4, 2011 </li></ul...
OUR AGENDA <ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><li>LSTA Overview  </li></ul><ul><li>Project Development </li></ul><ul><li>Exerci...
WHAT IS LSTA? <ul><li>Where does it come from? </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><li>How much? <...
WHO CAN APPLY? <ul><li>NC LIVE Communities of Interest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>public libraries;  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
2012-2013 GRANT PROGRAMS <ul><li>EZ Library Outreach and Innovative Services Grants </li></ul><ul><li>EZ Planning Grants <...
WHEN? <ul><li>Letter of Intent deadline:  November 8, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Application deadline:  February 16, 2012 </li...
WHERE TO FIND INFORMATION <ul><li>Website </li></ul><ul><li>http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lsta </li></ul><ul><li>Liaison c...
HOW TO APPLY <ul><li>Basic principles </li></ul><ul><li>Where to start? </li></ul><ul><li>LSTA funds are competitive </li>...
USERS AND NEED <ul><li>Who is your target audience?  Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Explain the need </li></ul><ul><li>a.  Current...
DATA  SOURCES <ul><li>Anecdotes </li></ul><ul><li>Surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Observations </li...
PROJECT GOAL <ul><li>Statement of a problem solved </li></ul><ul><li>Need stated in positive terms </li></ul>
PROJECT ACTIVITIES <ul><li>Specific tasks or steps required </li></ul><ul><li>Develop space plan  </li></ul><ul><li>Purcha...
YOUR PROJECT Project Project Goal Need Target Audience Activities Services Indicators Targets
PROJECT DESCRIPTION <ul><li>What is the goal of your project? </li></ul><ul><li>What will you do?  </li></ul>
EXERCISE #1 <ul><li>Decide on a project for the group work </li></ul><ul><li>Use your Project Development Worksheet </li><...
BUDGET <ul><li>How will the money be spent? </li></ul><ul><li>Table </li></ul><ul><li>Narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Specs fo...
BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS <ul><li>Match must be available when library signs the grant agreement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identif...
OUTPUTS <ul><li>Measures of service or products provided </li></ul># of patrons that participated in xyz # and % of availa...
OUTCOMES <ul><li>Changes in the target audience’s behavior, attitudes, skills, knowledge, status or condition </li></ul>95...
EVALUATION MEASURES Inputs Activities & Services Outcomes <ul><ul><li>What was used? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How much w...
EXERCISE #2 <ul><li>Use your Project Development Worksheet </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss #3 and #4 with your group </li></ul><...
ABSTRACT <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>What is it for? </li></ul><ul><li>What should it tell the reader? </li></ul...
EXERCISE #3 <ul><li>Use your Project Development Worksheet </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss #5 with your group </li></ul><ul><li>...
A FEW TIPS <ul><li>List is based on comments we’ve heard  </li></ul><ul><li>What would you add? </li></ul><ul><li>What are...
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  • State Library of North Carolina
  • State Library of North Carolina
  • State Library of North Carolina LSTA – what is it? $$ From where? IMLS Rules/guidelines – some from us to run program – some from IMLS or federal govt. Why? Stimulate use of state and local funds How? We are pass through agency for $$ We can distribute via statewide cooperative or sub grants, we do both How much $$ Formula, last year 4.1 million – in October we’ll learn allotment for 12-13
  • State Library of North Carolina Most of you are eligible to apply – a couple I’m not sure but you can ask me at a break. Before you go to the trouble to learn about the real substance of the LSTA program, you want to be sure you are eligible to apply.
  • State Library of North Carolina Refer to overview Describe – ask someone to read example EZ Library Outreach and Innovative Services Grants – focus on programs + services to targeted unserved or underserved groups. For example… EZ Planning Grants – for Project Grant program, strategic plan, space needs plans, workflow analysis, etc. For example… EZ Strengthening Public &amp; Academic Library Collections Grants – develop or strengthen book or dvd collections. For example… EZ Technology Grants – technology expenditures that improve library services for users Digitization Project Grants – increase access and use of NC’s unique cultural holdings by creating online content and finding aids and providing online access to materials Library Outreach and Innovative Services Project Grants - focus on programs + services to targeted unserved or underserved groups, more complex than EZ + over $25,000 Technology Project Grants - technology expenditures that improve library services for users, more complex than EZ + over $25,000
  • State Library of North Carolina Include after February deadline – log them in, record where they’re all from, total funds requested, etc. Design grant review schedule, LD Consultants and SL Senior Management read all. We discuss each one and make recommendation for funding on all. EZ Grants are decided and notified; no’s may appeal. Advisory committee and peer reviewers read only Project Grants. Consider recommendation of LD and make their own comments &amp; recommendation. They also review any EZ Grant appeals and make recommendation. Final decision rests with State Librarian.
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  • State Library of North Carolina Basic principles of grant writing will apply to most applications you will write. Start with funding source or start with idea – which is better? Sometimes when reading applications the prominent theme that comes across is that library is “chasing the money”. The project isn’t well described or tied to users, it seems like they just want money and are trying to force an idea into a way of getting some money. On the other hand – it can be helpful to be clear about what money exists for what type of projects before developing an idea. Competitive process – means we have more requests than money to cover so it is up to you to make the application so compelling that if we have to choose between your project and another one, yours would come out on top.
  • State Library of North Carolina Pull out any of the EZ Guidelines + Application packets in your folder
  • State Library of North Carolina
  • State Library of North Carolina
  • State Library of North Carolina
  • State Library of North Carolina The purpose of any program or project is to achieve goals that produce results/outcomes.
  • State Library of North Carolina STOP – cover lens Transition to Pam
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  • State Library of North Carolina This is where you list each thing you’ll spend money on and include $$ amounts.
  • State Library of North Carolina This is to benefit both of us – you don’t want to get into a project then have the county change their mind mid-way.
  • State Library of North Carolina Outputs are “counts” of items or events that result from inputs and activities.
  • State Library of North Carolina Outcomes answer “So what?” questions about effectiveness from the participant’s perspective. STOP – cover lens Transition to Pam
  • State Library of North Carolina
  • State Library of North Carolina
  • State Library of North Carolina The abstract is a brief summary of your project. It appears on the front page where it serves as a point-of-entry for the reviewer. Don’t underestimate the importance - for reviewers who are reading 200 grant applications, it’s (1) the point-of-entry that prepares them to evaluate the application and (2) it’s a quick reminder when they look back over all of the applications in preparation for the group discussion. The abstract is on the first page but is the last thing you write. It derives from your Project Description and hits the high spots, explaining clearly and concisely: Once you’ve finished, read it through and ask yourself: Is it clear and concise? Is it presented in a logical sequence? What’s missing? What doesn’t need to be included? There is one more caution on the abstract: anything mentioned in the abstract MUST be covered in the application.
  • State Library of North Carolina
  • State Library of North Carolina
  • Lsta grants for your library

    1. 1. LSTA GRANTS <ul><li>FOR YOUR LIBRARY </li></ul><ul><li>NCLA Pre-Conference </li></ul><ul><li>October 4, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Pam Jaskot Raye Oldham </li></ul><ul><li>State Library of North Carolina State Library of North Carolina </li></ul><ul><li>Consultant for Library Communications Federal Programs Consultant </li></ul>
    2. 2. OUR AGENDA <ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><li>LSTA Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Project Development </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise #1 </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch </li></ul><ul><li>More PD & E </li></ul><ul><li>Tips for a Great Application </li></ul><ul><li>Wrap up </li></ul>
    3. 3. WHAT IS LSTA? <ul><li>Where does it come from? </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><li>How much? </li></ul>
    4. 4. WHO CAN APPLY? <ul><li>NC LIVE Communities of Interest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>public libraries; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>community college libraries; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of North Carolina libraries; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU); </li></ul></ul><ul><li>public schools with a school library media center;* </li></ul><ul><li>library/media center administrative units ; </li></ul><ul><li>qualified state agency libraries; and </li></ul><ul><li>the State Library of North Carolina. </li></ul>
    5. 5. 2012-2013 GRANT PROGRAMS <ul><li>EZ Library Outreach and Innovative Services Grants </li></ul><ul><li>EZ Planning Grants </li></ul><ul><li>EZ Strengthening Public & Academic Library Collections Grants </li></ul><ul><li>EZ Technology Grants </li></ul><ul><li>Digitization Project Grants </li></ul><ul><li>Library Outreach and Innovative Services Project Grants </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Project Grants </li></ul>
    6. 6. WHEN? <ul><li>Letter of Intent deadline: November 8, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Application deadline: February 16, 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Awards announced: June 12, 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Spending begins: July 1, 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Spending ends: June 30, 2013 </li></ul><ul><li>Report deadline: September 30, 2013 </li></ul>
    7. 7. WHERE TO FIND INFORMATION <ul><li>Website </li></ul><ul><li>http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lsta </li></ul><ul><li>Liaison consultant </li></ul><ul><li>http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ld/liaison.html </li></ul><ul><li>Raye Oldham </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Programs Consultant </li></ul>
    8. 8. HOW TO APPLY <ul><li>Basic principles </li></ul><ul><li>Where to start? </li></ul><ul><li>LSTA funds are competitive </li></ul><ul><li>“ Begin with the end in mind” </li></ul><ul><li>Stephen Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People </li></ul>
    9. 9. USERS AND NEED <ul><li>Who is your target audience? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Explain the need </li></ul><ul><li>a. Current problem(s) affecting users </li></ul><ul><li>b. How does this solve the problem(s)? </li></ul>
    10. 10. DATA SOURCES <ul><li>Anecdotes </li></ul><ul><li>Surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Observations </li></ul><ul><li>Tests </li></ul><ul><li>Existing records </li></ul>www.shapingoutcomes.org
    11. 11. PROJECT GOAL <ul><li>Statement of a problem solved </li></ul><ul><li>Need stated in positive terms </li></ul>
    12. 12. PROJECT ACTIVITIES <ul><li>Specific tasks or steps required </li></ul><ul><li>Develop space plan </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase and install furniture and equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Select and implement reservation system </li></ul><ul><li>Plan and conduct student orientations </li></ul>
    13. 13. YOUR PROJECT Project Project Goal Need Target Audience Activities Services Indicators Targets
    14. 14. PROJECT DESCRIPTION <ul><li>What is the goal of your project? </li></ul><ul><li>What will you do? </li></ul>
    15. 15. EXERCISE #1 <ul><li>Decide on a project for the group work </li></ul><ul><li>Use your Project Development Worksheet </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss #1 and #2 with your group </li></ul><ul><li>Record key points on flip chart </li></ul><ul><li>Select spokesperson to report </li></ul>
    16. 16. BUDGET <ul><li>How will the money be spent? </li></ul><ul><li>Table </li></ul><ul><li>Narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Specs for equipment purchases </li></ul>
    17. 17. BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS <ul><li>Match must be available when library signs the grant agreement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify where from, who guarantees it, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>when available </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LSTA funds distributed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As reimbursement / minus match </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In response to invoice </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. OUTPUTS <ul><li>Measures of service or products provided </li></ul># of patrons that participated in xyz # and % of available hours new equipment is used # of patrons using equipment # of transactions
    19. 19. OUTCOMES <ul><li>Changes in the target audience’s behavior, attitudes, skills, knowledge, status or condition </li></ul>95% of parents surveyed indicated that they increased the number of times they read to their preschool children each week as a result of this project.
    20. 20. EVALUATION MEASURES Inputs Activities & Services Outcomes <ul><ul><li>What was used? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How much was spent? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How much was consumed? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What was done? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How much was done? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For whom? </li></ul></ul>What changed and how? Inputs Outputs Outputs
    21. 21. EXERCISE #2 <ul><li>Use your Project Development Worksheet </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss #3 and #4 with your group </li></ul><ul><li>Record key points on flip chart </li></ul><ul><li>Select spokesperson to report </li></ul>
    22. 22. ABSTRACT <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>What is it for? </li></ul><ul><li>What should it tell the reader? </li></ul><ul><li>When should you write it? </li></ul>
    23. 23. EXERCISE #3 <ul><li>Use your Project Development Worksheet </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss #5 with your group </li></ul><ul><li>Record on flip chart </li></ul><ul><li>Select spokesperson to report </li></ul>
    24. 24. A FEW TIPS <ul><li>List is based on comments we’ve heard </li></ul><ul><li>What would you add? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your next steps? </li></ul>

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