Greetings –


We are now in the 2016 LSTA grant application process.  Since this is now a one-step process, the State Library is offering the opportunity for you to receive comments on your preliminary proposals. This step is optional.   If you wish to take advantage of this opportunity, please submit your proposals by end of business on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, as a word document via email ONLY to Ferol Weyand at   Between March 1st and 18th, members of the Advisory Council and the Library Support staff will review the submitted proposals and offer high-level feedback.    The Council members and staff will not be proofreading or editing the proposal.  The grant review opportunity is not a guarantee of a future high rating of the proposal nor will it be a chance to explain the proposal and have someone else improve the writing.   


By Mach 25th, comments will be sent back to those who submitted a preliminary proposal. Final applications must be submitted to Ferol Weyand by April 15, 2016 by 1:00 p.m. in PDF or Word format via email or mail.  The LSTA Advisory Council will be meeting in mid-May to review the proposals and make funding recommendations to the OSL Board, who will be meeting on June 10.   Grants will start on July 1st and end on June 30th


If you have any questions, please call or email myself or Ann Reed at 503-378-5027 or



Thank you

Susan Westin


Susan Westin

Program Manager

Oregon State Library