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Oregon LSTA Grants

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

Workforce Development Partnership Grant

The State Library is providing small grants to fund library collaborations with local WorkSource offices or community organizations to support job seekers and those seeking workforce development training.

The application period will be open until December 17, 2021 or until grant funds have been exhausted. Grant applications will be reviewed as they are received and applicants will be notified within 2 weeks of submission whether they are awarded funding.

Funds will be distributed in advance and recipients will be expected to commit to spending the entire grant amount to the penny. All funds must be expended and invoices/receipts submitted to the State Library by June 30, 2022.

Please contact Arlene Weible, 503-378-5020 with any questions.

Who may apply

  • Legally established public libraries and public library systems
  • Academic libraries at public and (nonprofit) private 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 school districts, 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
  • Public or private nonprofits formed primarily for the purpose of providing library service to a community

What you can spend grant funds on

Each library may request up to $5,000 for the purchase of laptop or desktop computers, supporting equipment (scanner, printers, cameras, microphones) or other services or supplies (training, promotional materials, paper, ink cartridges, software or workstation furniture/equipment for ADA compliance) that will support the collaboration. See Allowable Costs for more details.

CIPA compliance is required for public libraries and K-12 school libraries using funds for devices that access the Internet and/or for direct costs associated with accessing the Internet. More information here.

What you will be required to do, if awarded a grant

  • Acknowledge the funding source on any public-facing information or resources purchases made with these grant funds
  • Contact the State Library if you need to make changes to your project and/or budget
  • Spend ALL grant funds by June 30, 2022
  • Submit a final report, including receipts for purchases, by June 30, 2022

How to Apply

All applicants must apply through the State Library of Oregon’s online grants portal. You may preview the application before applying.

 

The application period will be open until December 17, 2021 or until grant funds have been exhausted. Grant applications will be reviewed as they are received and applicants will be notified within 2 weeks of submission whether they are awarded funding.