Generally, for a cost to be allowable for an LSTA grant award, the cost must be directly related and necessary to implement one or more of the approved LSTA priorities according to Oregon's LSTA 5-Year Plan. In addition, it must be reasonable and not specifically disallowed by the State or local laws or regulations.
Below are some common costs. Contact us if you have questions or need clarification.
* Note: Public libraries, elementary school libraries, and secondary school libraries applying to use funds for devices that access the Internet and/or for direct costs associated with accessing the Internet must certify CIPA compliance.
**Note: When considering whether an activity might be considered construction, ask yourself these questions: How permanent is it? Is it movable/flexible/modular and a staff member could take it with them to another location? Would a staff member be able to assemble it with some basic tools like a screwdriver, or would it require contract labor?