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Grant Opportunity: Improve Access to Archival Collections

The Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board is accepting applications for a new regrant project titledImproving Access to Collections Grants for Archival Collections.

Libraries, archives, museums, and other organizations holding unique archival collections related to Oklahoma history are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $6000 for projects that will improve the organization’s ability to provide online access to their collection.

A total of $50,000 in funding is available for projects that will begin in August and end by December 31, 2017.

Funding is provided through a grant to the Board from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

The deadline to apply for the regrant is Wednesday, July 19, 2017.

Get more information and the application form here.


Applications Open for OLA Conference Grants

ODL is offering grants to help public library staff attend the 2017 Oklahoma Library Association Conference April 24–26.

Applicants must:

  • be active, certified staff
  • be currently employed in a public library in Oklahoma
  • have earned less than $35,000 in 2016 (gross income)
  • work at a public library or library system that is eligible for State Aid in FY17.

Download Grant Information and Application

Download the OLA Conference Agenda

Grant applications must be submitted via e-mail by March 24.

Due to funding, this will be the only ODL Continuing Education Conference Grant offered this year.

Send your application to our new Certification Specialist,


The Continuing Education Grant provides funding for active certified librarians to attend their choice of a library conference offered in 2016.  The choices are:

  • Oklahoma Library Association (OLA) conference in Tulsa, OK, March 30 – April 1, 2016
  • Texas Library Association (TLA) conference in Houston, TX, April 19 – 22, 2016

Applications are due February 26, 2016.

Grants will be awarded to library staff meeting the eligibility requirements.  See more information on eligibility requirements and application procedures.  For questions, contact us.



Continuing Education Conference Grant

The Oklahoma Department of Libraries is pleased to announce the availability of this Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant opportunity through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  We hope that you will take advantage of this grant announcement opportunity to improve library service in the state.Mountain in Colorado

This grant provides funding for active certified librarians of Level II, III, IV or V to attend the Public Library Association biennial conference April 5-9, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.

The Grant Application deadline is November 30, 2015!

Find out more…

Prior Grants

Community Health Improvement Grant

The Oklahoma Department of Libraries is pleased to announce the availability of this Institute for Museum and Library Services and State of Oklahoma competitive grant to Oklahoma Public Librarians who wish to improve the health outcomes in their service area. We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity. Below you will find the details pertaining to this grant.

The grant submission deadline is September 30, 2015.

You will use the following for reporting purposes after a grant is awarded:

Recipients should send all inquiries to:

Judy Tirey
Oklahoma Department of Libraries
200 Northeast 18th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-3298
Email or call 405.522.3317