Legally established public libraries automatically receive a hardcopy Ready to Read grant application via regular mail and a digital copy via email from the State Library the first week of July every year. Applications are due August 31 every year. Applications that are not date-stamped August 31 or earlier will be denied.
Libraries are notified that their application has been accepted or denied during October every year. The State Library Board hears appeals and awards grants at their December meeting every year. Grant funds are distributed by December 31 every year.
The State Library is no longer accepting 2016 Ready to Read grant applications. Applications for the 2017 grant cycle will be available here in July 2016.
Grant application materials:
Send complete applications to Ferol Weyand via:
Fax: 503-378-6439, or
Regular mail: Oregon State Library, Attn: Ready to Read, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97031