[kids-lib] FFY2014 LSTA competitive grant materials now on the Web - brief proposals due April 12, 2013

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Thu Jan 17 08:54:04 PST 2013

Posted on behalf of Ann Reed:

FFY2014 LSTA competitive grant materials now on the Web - brief proposals due April 12, 2013
The Competitive Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) "General Information and Grant Guidelines" packet for federal fiscal year 2014 is now available.   A link to the 2014 competitive LSTA grant packet is 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 ann.reed at state.or.us.<http://listsmart.osl.state.or.us/mailman/listinfo/libs-or>

Grant proposals are due at the State Library by 5:00 pm on April 12, 2013.

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.

New to FFY2014 is 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.  There are many websites that can offer assistance, such as an online course on outcomes-based planning and evaluation (OBPE) at www.shapingoutcomes.org<http://www.shapingoutcomes.org/>.  The IMLS website also offers assistance at http://www.imls.gov/research/evaluation_resources.aspx.

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 ann.reed at state.or.us<mailto:ann.reed at state.or.us>.

Ann Reed, Federal Programs Coordinator
Oregon State Library
Library Development Services
250 Winter St.
Salem, OR 97301
ann.reed at state.or.us<mailto:ann.reed at state.or.us>
phone 503-378-5027
fax 503-378-6439

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