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About the LORI Grant Program

Institute of Museum and Library Services
Institute of Museums and Library Services

LORI Grants are offered by the Office of Library and Information Services as subgrants funded through its federal Institute of Museum and Library Services grant under the Grants to States Program supported by the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is the primary source of federal support for the nation's libraries and museums. IMLS advances, supports, and empowers America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development. The IMLS vision is a nation where museums and libraries work together to transform the lives of individuals and communities. To learn more, visit and follow IMLS on Facebook.

LSTA Sub-grants

The Office of Library & Information Services offers subgrants of its Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant to support the overall purposes of LSTA and the priorities of the OLIS Five-Year Plan. The Library of Rhode Island (LORI) Grant Program provides opportunities for libraries, library consortia, or library-serving organizations to execute forward-looking projects that support the advancement of library services in Rhode Island and support the OLIS priorities of Access, Learning, and Engagement. OLIS also administered subgrants for COVID Stimulus Funds.

Current LORI Grant Programs

Applications for 2024 LORI Grant programs are open through December 22, 2023. LORI Project Grants are available for projects from $10,000 - $27,500. Mini-Grants are available for projects from $2,500 - $7,500. Visit the program Notice of Funding pages for application information and additional details.

COVID Stimulus Grant Programs

Past LORI Grant Programs