Apply for an Ohio LSTA Grant to Enhance Your 2021 Summer Library Program
The State Library of Ohio is pleased to announce the 2021 Summer Library Program (SLP) Grant. The purpose of the grant program is to empower libraries to enhance their 2021 SLP/SRPs with library-led activities that spark creativity and productivity, engage individuals, and benefit their communities. Libraries may apply for up to $1500 in federal LSTA funds to support their SLP. Local matching funds are not required for this grant.
Libraries may use the awarded federal funds to purchase program materials, supplies, and/or contractual services for the activities offered to the community during the 2021 SLP. Please refer to the FAQs tab for specific guidelines on the use of awarded funds. Participating libraries are encouraged to collaborate with other community entities, organizations, or agencies that also serve the targeted age groups.
Matching funds are not required. This grant does not require the project coordinator to have an MLS/MLIS degree. Also, please note that use of Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) themes and materials is NOT required for a library to be eligible for this LSTA grant.
Who Can Apply?
- Public libraries eligible to receive Ohio Public Library Funds (PLF)
- School libraries located in a school that is accredited by the State of Ohio
- Libraries that are part of an accredited institution of higher learning
- Special libraries within Ohio
- Ohio library consortia, professional associations, and regional library systems identified in “Libraries in Ohio,” LSTA Five-Year Plan 2018-2022
All applications must be completed by 1:59 p.m., February 1, 2021. The grant term runs from April 1 – August 31, 2021. The grant application process requires the completion of an online application.
Questions on the grant or LSTA grant process should be addressed to LSTA Coordinator Cindy Boyden at LSTA@library.ohio.gov or 614-644-6863.
Questions about developing SLP activities aligned with the purpose of this grant may be addressed to Youth Services Consultant Janet Ingraham Dwyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to learn more about the 2021 Summer Library Program grant opportunity and the Ohio LSTA grant program.
Click here if you would like to learn more about the 2021 Collaborative Summer Library Program.
The State Library of Ohio administers Ohio’s LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) program, funded through the independent federal agency IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services).