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LSTA Grants


All academic, school, special, tribal, and legally established public libraries in the state of Oregon, as well as non-profit organizations partnering with Oregon libraries, are eligible to apply for project funding through a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Competitive Grant.


Each fiscal year, the State Library of Oregon budgets approximately 20 to 25% of the state's LSTA allotment for competitive grant projects (contingent upon federal LSTA funding). For FY2019, we anticipate the ability to award a total of about $450,000.
Over the last 5 years, the average amount awarded was $51,669, and the median award amount is $39,619. There are typically between 10 and 15 LSTA competitive grant projects awarded each year. 
Grant applications are reviewed by Oregon's LSTA Advisory Council, who then make funding recommendations to the State Library Board. Successfully funded projects address at least one of the five goals of Oregon's LSTA Five-Year Plan 2018-2022 (PDF).
Project activities and expenditures should fit within the state fiscal year (July 1 through June 30), and grant funds are delivered as periodic reimbursements to the grantee for grant-related expenses. Grant recipients submit quarterly reports on programmatic progress and expenditures, as well as a final report following the end of the project year.

Manage Your Current Grant

Do you currently have a LSTA grant?

Please see our new guide for all necessary forms, report deadlines, and other information.


The application window for FY2019 LSTA Competitive Grants has now closed. Please check for FY2020 funding opportunities in October 2019. Please see our new application guide and FAQs for more information.
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The deadline for final applications was February 1, 2019 at 5pm. These will be reviewed by the LSTA Advisory Council in March, and the Council's funding recommendations will go to the State Library Board for their approval in April. Applicants will be notified of their application status by May 1, and projects may begin July 1, 2019.

LSTA Project of the Year

The LSTA Advisory Council reviews final project reports each September and may recommend to the State Library Board a LSTA Project of the Year.
Criteria for identifying an exemplary project includes, but is not necessarily limited to:
  • Project effectively addressed or fulfilled the stated need of the grant
  • Achieved community impact
  • Delivered on the outcomes
  • Shared their learned experiences
  • Demonstrated the ability of project to collaborate with other partners and leveraging other funding
  • Showed potential of the project to have longer-term benefits and impact on an individual, an organization, a local area or a social issue
  • Demonstrated innovation and/or risk
Grantees who are awarded the LSTA Project of the Year will be notified in late fall or winter following the completion of their grant project.

Current and previously funded Oregon LSTA Competitive Grant Projects

To review, search, and see data for all LSTA Competitive Grant projects since 2010, please visit this page.


Ross Fuqua
Data & Federal Programs Consultant


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