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LSTA Grants

Grant Programs

Competitive Grants

This is a project-based grant program. Grant funds are to be used for projects that support at least one of the goals of Oregon's LSTA Five-Year Plan. Libraries are encouraged to envision projects that will support new/improved programs or services that will solve a specific problem or meet an identified need of the library’s current or potential users.

Applications open in the fall, and awards are issued in early spring. Projects run for one year (July 1 - June 30).

A list of previously funded projects is available on the Grant Awards page.

LSTA+ODNP Newspaper Digitization Grants

Through a partnership between University of Oregon Libraries' Oregon Digital Newspaper Program and the State Library of Oregon's Library Services & Technology Act (LSTA) Program, Oregon libraries and/or communities can apply for funding to have local newspapers digitized for inclusion in U of O Libraries' Historic Oregon Newspapers database.

Applications open in the fall, and awards are issued in early spring. Projects run for one year (July 1 - June 30).

Statewide Programs Grants

Each fiscal year, the State Library of Oregon dedicates LSTA funding to support ongoing statewide programs and projects. Those interested in applying should contact lsta.grants@slo.oregon.gov.

Currently supported statewide projects (FY2022):

  • OLA EDI & Antiracism Committee: LSTA funds will be used to support the production of the podcast, Overdue: Weeding Out Oppression in Libraries.
  • Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB): LSTA funds will be used to support executive board meetings, regional and state competitions, and book sets for schools and public libraries (with priority going to schools or public library communities who demonstrate a need for the books in their libraries).
  • Oregon Digital Library Consortium (ODLC): LSTA funds will be used to purchase/license new e-book and e-audiobook content as well as to purchase/license additional copies of existing content to address high holds ratios on popular materials.
  • Oregon School Library Information System (OSLIS): LSTA funds will be used to update and add resources to teach the research process and develop information literacy skills; provide an accurate and current citation generator in MLA and APA formats; maintain the OSLIS website; and raise awareness of OSLIS in the Oregon and national school library communities.
  • Sage Library System: LSTA funds will be used to support the Sage Courier, which enables materials to be transported throughout 15 counties of rural Oregon.