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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.

2024 LORI Grants Support

Library of Rhode Island (LORI) Grants provide opportunities for libraries, library consortia, or library serving organizations to execute forward-looking projects that support the advancement of library services in Rhode Island. Libraries or organizations were encouraged to submit proposals that expand access to library materials and services, expand learning opportunities or promote literacy, expand or advance the use of library services or the role of the library in the community, or create more inclusive or accessible library services to all members of the community.

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Important Documents & Links

Important Dates

  • May 13 – Interim Financial Report due in eCivis
  • May 13 – Interim Activity Report due in eCivis.
  • May 20August 16 – Site visit occurs, as scheduled with OLIS grant liaison.  
  • August 16 -  Final day submit a Financial Report to draw down funds. 
  • September 6 – Final day to complete project activities. 
  • October 7 – Final Activity Report due in eCivis.  
  • October 14 – Final Financial Report (Closeout) due in eCivis. 

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