FFY2015 LSTA competitive grant materials now on the Web
The competitive Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) "General Information and Grant Guidelines" packet for federal fiscal year 2015 is now available. A link to the 2015 competitive LSTA grant packet will be found on the Oregon State Library main page, as well as the Library Development main page (http://www.oregon.gov/OSL/LD/). The forms are in downloadable Microsoft Word form, as well as pdf, for your convenience. If you need a paper copy of the packet sent to you, or have the files in some other format, please contact Ann Reed at (503) 378-5027 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brief grant proposals are due at the State Library by 5:00 pm on April 11, 2014.
For multi-year grant projects seeking a second or third year of funding, please use the form Appendix D.
Grant applications need to be in accordance with the purposes of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) which is summarized in the packet as Appendix A. Many other resources for LSTA grant applicants can be found on the Grants / Aid to Libraries page of the Oregon State Library website (http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/grantmainalt.aspx.) Resources include information about past grants and Library Services and Technology Act Advisory Council minutes.
As with the previous year, FFY2015 has a requirement for measuring outcomes of your grant project. The State Library has discontinued its peer evaluation program in favor of outcomes-based evaluation. Grant projects need to be designed so that the impact of the project on the knowledge, skills and abilities of the target population are measurable in some way. This is really doable and fairly easy. Many links to good resources can be found via http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/resources/OBE/obe.aspx and OSL staff are here to help.
If you have questions about the Grant Guidelines, LSTA grant program, outcomes-based evaluation or have difficulty downloading a form, please feel free to contact Ann Reed, Federal Programs Coordinator. Ann can be reached at (503) 378-5027, or email@example.com.
Ann Reed, Federal Programs Coordinator
Oregon State Library
Library Development Services
250 Winter St.
Salem, OR 97301