Application and Reporting Timeline

General Timeline

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  • January: CLLS Mid-Year Report for current fiscal year is due
  • March-April: Projected CLLS award amounts for following fiscal year provided to libraries
  • May: CLLS Application for following fiscal year due
  • May 31: All budget modification request forms for the current fiscal year must be submitted to be approved on or before May 31
    • Budget modification request forms are submitted when funds are reallocated from one approved budget category to another
  • July: Awards are issued when the state budget is passed
  • September: CLLS Final Report for previous fiscal year due

Upcoming Due Dates

  • December 15, 2023 – 2024-2026 ESL Continuing Libraries Application is due

Application, Reporting Forms and Instructions

CLLS 2022-2023 Materials

CLLS 2023-2024 Materials

CLLS 2024-2025 Materials

General Support Materials

Funding Formula

The California State Library distributes funds to participating libraries according to a three-part formula that reflects the California Library Literacy Services mission and values. The funding formula was created in 2003 to implement the newly revised California Library Literacy Services Law. The State Library provides participating libraries with:

  • baseline amount that reflects the importance of each library having funds to provide a minimum level of local literacy staffing.
  • per capita amount per adult learner served—reflecting the belief that adult literacy services are the heart of California Library Literacy Services and the basis for the program’s family literacy services.
  • match on local funds raised and expended for adult and family literacy services—reflecting the State Library’s commitment to state and local partnerships.¹

¹ If a library literacy program’s local match is less than the baseline amount it receives from the State Library, the program is not eligible for the matching and per capita portions of the formula.