The purpose of the funding will be to help libraries address efforts to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. The application is relatively simple and the list of approved purchases is long and expansive. We want to make this process as easy possible. You will be allowed to include purchases from April 21, 2020 through September 30, 2020.

Please note, this application has an abbreviated grant timeline.

The application submission deadline will be Friday, July 31st at 5:00 PM CST.


  • July 31, 2020: Application Deadline
  • August 2020: Funding Dispersed
  • September 30, 2020: Libraries should make every effort to expend the full amount awarded and according to grant guidelines by this date.
  • October 31, 2020: Libraries must submit documentation of purchase and complete a brief report via a form provided by the State Library of Kansas.

Kansas Libraries CARE Grant Guide

Kansas Libraries Care Grant Application - DEADLINE JULY 31, 2020

CIPA Cares Info Sheet

Notes regarding application: Please return all seven pages of the application. Make sure there are two signatures. We will ask for receipts/invoices and what you spent the money on, in a survey to come later. Eligible purchases must be made between April 21, 2020 and September 30, 2020.

For questions please email Alice Smith, LSTA Coordinator