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Oregon LSTA Grants

Information about Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants made available through the State Library of Oregon.

Apply for an FY22 Competitive Grant

About Competitive Grants

Each fiscal year, the State Library of Oregon budgets approximately $400,000 of the state's LSTA allotment for competitive grant projects. Grant funds are to be used for projects that address at least one of the goals of Oregon's LSTA Five-Year Plan. A list of previously funded projects is available in the Grant Awards section.

Timeline

Applications open November 1, 2021
Draft applications due (optional) December 15, 2021
Comments on drafts returned to applicants Early January 2022
Final applications due February 15, 2022
Official notification of funding (following State Library Board decisions) April 2022
Successfully funded projects may begin July 1, 2022

How to Apply

Step 1: Prepare

Review the grant information packet, which includes:

  • Eligibility and Requirements (Who may apply, what you may apply for, what you can spend grant funds on, and what you will be required to do if awarded a grant)
  • Grant Types (small and large)
  • Evaluation & Approval Process

If you are new to the process or have questions, consider attending one of our informational sessions:

Step 2: Start your application

Each eligible entity may only submit one application per grant cycle.

The application is completed through our online grants portal. If you are new to the system, you will need to create an account; you may also want to view the applicant tutorial. You may save your work, log out, and come back to your application at any time before submitting.

Step 3 (optional): Receive feedback on a draft application

If you would like to receive feedback from State Library staff on a draft of your application, you must submit a draft by the deadline listed in the timeline above.

To submit a draft, enter text into all required fields of the application and click Submit. Once State Library staff have finished reviewing your application, it will be reverted back to "Draft" status within the system. You will be able to view comments and make any desired changes before the final application deadline.

Step 4: Submit your final application

Final applications must be submitted by the deadline listed in the timeline above. Applications that are left incomplete in the system or not submitted by the deadline will be considered abandoned requests and will not be considered for funding.