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State Grants to Libraries Funding Available for 2021-2022

The Colorado State Library is excited to announce that nearly $3 million in State Grants to Libraries funding is available for 2021-2022! The Colorado Legislature appropriated these grant funds because of the continued impact they provide to the communities the libraries serve. Projected funding amounts are available here (one grant awarded per library jurisdiction, academic institution, or school district). 

Eligibility forms are due Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

For more information and access to grant eligibility forms and guidelines, please visit the State Grants to Libraries home page.

FY 2021-2022 LSTA  ARPA Grant Offering

LSTA ARPA State Grant funding is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Colorado State Library to help communities respond directly and immediately to the pandemic, as well as to related economic and community needs through equitable approaches in digital inclusion and library services.

The Colorado State Library is distributing a total of $3,134,805 in non-competitive grants to Public Library Jurisdictions, state supported School Districts, and state supported Academic Libraries.

Round one is currently open to Public Library jurisdictions and state supported Academic Libraries. Applications due Monday, August 2, 2021.

For more information and access to grant applications and guidelines please visit:


Other Resources

Spotlight on Sharing

Check the Colorado Virtual Library's Spotlight on Sharing for regular round-ups highlighting fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries.

Libraries Learn

Libraries Learn has continuing education information and tutorials on a variety of subjects including customer service, technology, makerspaces, and more.

CSL In Session

CSL In Session features a regular series of online learning opportunities for librarians.