Stronger Together: Out of School Time

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To help local libraries improve or expand library services to out-of-school time youth.


The California State Library is pleased to offer Stronger Together: Out of School Time Learning, a state-funded opportunity that provides grants to help local libraries improve or expand library services to out-of-school time youth. The purpose of these grants is to support and expand the critical role that libraries play for children and teens when they are out of school. Funded projects are encouraged to focus on one of the following topics:

Social-emotional development
Workplace preparedness of teens
Youth voice and leadership
Academic / technological advancement of youths
A replication project of a previous Shared Vision grant (see below)

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency

An applicant must be a California public library, or a California cooperative system, consortium or library membership organization. Cooperatives, consortia or library organizations must apply on behalf of a specific, defined group of affiliate libraries.

Eligible Geographies:

Eligible entities must be within California

Matching Funding Requirement:

A match is required for these grants, which may be cash, in-kind, or a combination of both. The match will be based on your library’s Local Income Per Capita (LIPC)

For libraries in LIPC Level 1, a 20% match will be required.
For LIPC Level 2, a 25% match will be required.
For LIPC Level 3, a 30% match will be required.

To find your library’s LIPC, please check the State Library’s statistics webpage.

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
March 2022
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
ends march 2024

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
$50,000 – $100,000
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

“This project was supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.”

The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Advances & Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

A typical payment schedule is as follows:

45% upon execution of the agreement and the State Library’s receipt of the awardee’s claim form;
45% upon receipt of the first six-month financial report;
10% upon receipt and approval of the final quarterly status update.
It can take up to ten weeks for a grantee to receive funds from the State Library after the signed claim form and/or reports are received by the Fiscal Office.

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


For questions about this grant, contact:
Christopher Durr, 1-916-603-7115,