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LSTA Grants

About LSTA Grants

LSTA grants are one of the many ways the State Library supports library services across Oregon through its federally funded Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Program, administered on the national level by the Institute of Museum and Library Services' Grants to States Program.

What We Fund

LSTA funds are intended to be used for projects that support library services in Oregon, and address at least one of the goals of Oregon's LSTA Five-Year Plan. See our grant programs for specific information.

We do not fund ongoing operational costs; LSTA monies may not supplant local responsibility or replace lost funding. Learn more about allowable costs.

Who's Eligible to Apply

In general, the following may apply for Oregon LSTA grants:

  • Officially recognized public libraries and public library systems in Oregon
  • Academic libraries at public and private (nonprofits only) colleges and universities in Oregon
  • Federally recognized tribes in the state of Oregon
  • Special libraries in Oregon (governments or nonprofits only), including county law libraries
  • Oregon public schools, non-profit private schools and public charter schools that have a library facility and some level of FTE of paid library staff at each participating library
  • Oregon nonprofit networks, cooperatives, professional associations, and their subunits that serve any of the organizations listed above.

Some of our grant programs have more specific requirements.