Funded Grants

2021

Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System received $3,000 from the Dollar General Foundation for assistance with their summer reading program.

South Georgia Regional Library System received $1,500 from the Georgia Public Library Service Communications Department under their Marketing grant to collect patron stories through a social media and local newspaper campaign to capture stories that focus on how LSTA-funded programs have impacted patron lives as well as printed materials for local businesses.

Statesboro Regional Library System received $1,500 from the Georgia Public Library Service Communications Department under their Marketing grant to run a campaign urging patrons to promote GLASS, Summer Reading, PINES, and more through a billboard and printed materials to local businesses.

Sequoyah Regional Library System received $1,500 from the Georgia Public Library Service Communications Department under their Marketing grant to run a campaign urging patrons to share their "Sequoyah Stories" via a QR code or in person using their selfie station banners that also promote LSTA-funded programming.

White County Public Libraries (Northeast Georgia Regional Library System) received $1,500 from the Georgia Public Library Service Communications Department under their Marketing grant to rent two digital billboards in strategic locations to promote LSTA-funded programs.

Marshes of Glynn Libraries received $1,500 from the Georgia Public Library Service Communications Department under their Marketing grant to promote their Summer Reading Program and PINES through a radio, billboard, and social media campaign to reach parents with young children and adults without a library card.

Ocmulgee Regional Library System received $1,500 from the Georgia Public Library Service Communications Department under their Marketing grant to promote the benefits of PINES through ads in local newspapers, social media, and radio across their six-county area.

Henry County Public Library received $1,500 from the Georgia Public Library Service Communications Department under their Marketing grant to run Spotify ads that promotes PINES and add PINES-branded coffee sleeves to inform residents about the benefits of PINES.

Cobb County Public Library received $1,500 from the Georgia Public Library Service Communications Department under their Marketing grant to place posters and placards promoting LSTA-funded initiatives on CobbLinc buses across 73 local and fixed routes and 35 express/commuter routes.

Newton County Library System was awarded $5,000 from the 2021 Facebook Newton Data Center Community Action Grants to host a series of community robotics programs titled "NCLS Books and Bots,” which will introduce simple computer coding and engineering concepts to children ages 8-15.

Hancock County Library (Azalea Regional Library System) was awarded $5,000 from the Georgia Public Library Service Youth Services Department under their LSTA Incarceration Grant to work with families and children who have an incarcerated parent or loved one by connecting them through a live feed story time in the library's Bee Kind Family Room.

Sequoyah Regional Library System was awarded $2,126.80 under the Library Without Walls Broadband Infrastructure grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to assist with the non-discounted portion of their E-rate Category 2 project that will upgrade and expand broadband services to better assist the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Northeast Georgia Regional Library System was awarded $948.00 under the Library Without Walls Broadband Infrastructure grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to assist with the non-discounted portion of their E-rate Category 2 project that will upgrade and expand broadband services to better assist the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Newton County Library System was awarded $7,202.48 under the Library Without Walls Broadband Infrastructure grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to assist with the non-discounted portion of their E-rate Category 2 project that will upgrade and expand broadband services to better assist the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Middle Georgia Regional Library System was awarded $1,064.66 under the Library Without Walls Broadband Infrastructure grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to assist with the non-discounted portion of their E-rate Category 2 project that will upgrade and expand broadband services to better assist the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Lee County Library was awarded $751.37 under the Library Without Walls Broadband Infrastructure grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to assist with the non-discounted portion of their E-rate Category 2 project that will upgrade and expand broadband services to better assist the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Flint Regional Library System was awarded $5,395.10 under the Library Without Walls Broadband Infrastructure grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to assist with the non-discounted portion of their E-rate Category 2 project that will upgrade and expand broadband services to better assist the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

DeKalb County Public Library was awarded $5,218.50 under the Library Without Walls Broadband Infrastructure grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to assist with the non-discounted portion of their E-rate Category 2 project that will upgrade and expand broadband services to better assist the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Chattahoochee Valley Libraries was awarded $9,157.77 under the Library Without Walls Broadband Infrastructure grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to assist with the non-discounted portion of their E-rate Category 2 project that will upgrade and expand broadband services to better assist the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Worth County Library System was awarded $1,100.00 under the Library Without Walls Wi-Fi Expansion grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to upgrade and expand Wi-Fi services that will better assist the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

West Georgia Regional Library System was awarded $15,000.00 under the Library Without Walls Wi-Fi Expansion grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to upgrade and expand Wi-Fi services that will better assist the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Statesboro Regional Libraries was awarded $7,080.00 under the Library Without Walls Wi-Fi Expansion grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to upgrade and expand Wi-Fi services that will better assist the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

South Georgia Regional Library System was awarded $14,705.00 under the Library Without Walls Wi-Fi Expansion grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to upgrade and expand Wi-Fi services that will better assist the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Pine Mountain Regional Library System was awarded $14,907.90 under the Library Without Walls Wi-Fi Expansion grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to upgrade and expand Wi-Fi services that will better assist the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Moultrie-Colquitt County Library System was awarded $3,860.00 under the Library Without Walls Wi-Fi Expansion grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to upgrade and expand Wi-Fi services that will better assist the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Live Oak Public Libraries was awarded $45,793.50 under the Library Without Walls Tech Innovation grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using state technology funding to convert to Chrome devices that will allow remote management to better assist the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Hall County Library System was awarded $2,500.00 under the Library Without Walls Tech Innovation grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act and state technology funding to purchase licenses that will allow for more socially distant computers during the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Lee County Library was awarded $3,613.00 under the Library Without Walls Tech Innovation grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act and state technology funding to create a security solution that will better protect the public using their parking lot Wi-Fi service during the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Sequoyah Regional Library System was awarded $28,437.21 under the Library Without Walls Tech Innovation grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to provide socially distant services that will better assist the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Moultrie-Colquitt County Library System was awarded $1,876.00 under the Library Without Walls Tech Innovation grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act and state technology funding to provide socially distant services that will better assist the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Northeast Georgia Regional Library System was awarded $29,840.97 under the Library Without Walls Tech Innovation grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to provide socially distant services that will better assist the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Ocmulgee Regional Library System was awarded $14,990.00 under the Library Without Walls Tech Innovation grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to create a UV sanitation solution that will better assist the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

2020

Sara Hightower Regional Library System was awarded $5,335.00 under the Library Without Walls Tech Innovation grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to create a device lending program targeting individuals in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Oconee Regional Library System was awarded $18,269.08 under the Library Without Walls Tech Innovation grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act and state technology funding to create a device lending program targeting individuals in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Mountain Regional Library System was awarded $22,900.00 under the Library Without Walls Tech Innovation grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act and state technology funding to convert to Chrome devices that will allow remote management to better assist the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Middle Georgia Regional Library System was awarded $21,758.50 under the Library Without Walls Tech Innovation grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act and state technology funding to upgrade and expand Wi-Fi services that will better assist the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

DeKalb County Public Library was awarded $29,764.56 under the Library Without Walls Tech Innovation grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act and state technology funding to upgrade and expand Wi-Fi services that will better assist the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

De Soto Trail Regional Library System was awarded $9,449.85 under the Library Without Walls Tech Innovation grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act and state technology funding to create a device lending program targeting individuals in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Coastal Plain Regional Library System was awarded $4,735.00 under the Library Without Walls Tech Innovation grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act and state technology funding to upgrade their OPAC to provide a socially distant service that will better assist the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Bartram Trail Regional Library System was awarded $4,899.51 under the Library Without Walls Tech Innovation grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act and state technology funding to upgrade and expand Wi-Fi services that will better assist the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Azalea Regional Library System was awarded $29,442.59 under the Library Without Walls Tech Innovation grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to create a device lending program targeting individuals in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System was awarded $29,925.85 under the Library Without Walls Tech Innovation grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to provide virtual and socially distant services that will better assist the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System was awarded $12,000 under the Library Without Walls Tech Innovation grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using state technology funding to upgrade and expand Wi-Fi services that will better assist the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Twin Lakes Library System received 10 Chromebooks under the Library Without Walls Chromebook grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to create a device lending program targeting individuals in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Statesboro Regional Libraries received 23 Chromebooks under the Library Without Walls Chromebook grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to create a device lending program targeting individuals in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Southwest Georgia Regional Library System received 18 Chromebooks under the Library Without Walls Chromebook grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to create a device lending program targeting individuals in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

South Georgia Regional Library System received 20 Chromebooks under the Library Without Walls Chromebook grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to create a device lending program targeting individuals in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Sequoyah Regional Library System received 24 Chromebooks under the Library Without Walls Chromebook grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to create a device lending program targeting individuals in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Screven-Jenkins Regional Library System received 10 Chromebooks under the Library Without Walls Chromebook grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to create a device lending program targeting individuals in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Roddenberry Memorial Library received 15 Chromebooks under the Library Without Walls Chromebook grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to create a device lending program targeting individuals in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Pine Mountain Regional Library System received 20 Chromebooks under the Library Without Walls Chromebook grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to create a device lending program targeting individuals in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Oconee Regional Library System received 21 Chromebooks under the Library Without Walls Chromebook grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to create a device lending program targeting individuals in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Northeast Georgia Regional Library System received 21 Chromebooks under the Library Without Walls Chromebook grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to create a device lending program targeting individuals in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Moultrie-Colquitt County Library System received 15 Chromebooks under the Library Without Walls Chromebook grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to create a device lending program targeting individuals in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Middle Georgia Regional Library System received 24 Chromebooks under the Library Without Walls Chromebook grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to create a device lending program targeting individuals in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Live Oak Public Libraries received 25 Chromebooks under the Library Without Walls Chromebook grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to create a device lending program targeting individuals in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Lee County Library received 16 Chromebooks under the Library Without Walls Chromebook grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to create a device lending program targeting individuals in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Houston County Public Library received 19 Chromebooks under the Library Without Walls Chromebook grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to create a device lending program targeting individuals in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Forsyth County Public Library received 21 Chromebooks under the Library Without Walls Chromebook grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to create a device lending program targeting individuals in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Flint River Regional Library System received 26 Chromebooks under the Library Without Walls Chromebook grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to create a device lending program targeting individuals in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

De Soto Trail Regional Library System received 15 Chromebooks under the Library Without Walls Chromebook grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to create a device lending program targeting individuals in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Conyers-Rockdale Library System received 18 Chromebooks under the Library Without Walls Chromebook grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to create a device lending program targeting individuals in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Coastal Plain Regional Library System received 22 Chromebooks under the Library Without Walls Chromebook grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to create a device lending program targeting individuals in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Clayton County Library System received 22 Chromebooks under the Library Without Walls Chromebook grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to create a device lending program targeting individuals in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Chestatee Regional Library System received 12 Chromebooks under the Library Without Walls Chromebook grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to create a device lending program targeting individuals in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Bartram Trail Regional Library System received 18 Chromebooks under the Library Without Walls Chromebook grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to create a device lending program targeting individuals in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Bartow County Library System received 18 Chromebooks under the Library Without Walls Chromebook grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to create a device lending program targeting individuals in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Azalea Regional Library System received 24 Chromebooks under the Library Without Walls Chromebook grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to create a device lending program targeting individuals in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Athens Regional Library System received 24 Chromebooks under the Library Without Walls Chromebook grant from the Georgia Public Library Service IT Department using CARES Act funding to create a device lending program targeting individuals in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (L)

Southwest Georgia Regional Library was awarded $1,000 from the American Library Association under their Virtual Learning and Enhancement grant for professional development training.

Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) was awarded $30,000 from the ISOC Foundation to formalize the evaluation and installation processes needed for TV White Space implementation on a larger scale. (L)

South Georgia Regional Library received $10,000 from the Dollar General Foundation for assistance with adult literacy programming.

Hall County Library System received $4,000 from the Dollar General Foundation for assistance with youth literacy programming.

Live Oak Public Libraries received $3,000 from the Dollar General Foundation for assistance with youth literacy programming. (L)

Maxwell Library (Augusta-Richmond County Library System) was awarded $2,000 as a part of the Libraries Lead with Digital Skills initiative from Public Library Association and Grow with Google to assist those impact by COVID-19 virtually with resume best practices.

Commerce Public Library (Piedmont Regional Library System) was awarded $2,000 as a part of the Libraries Lead with Digital Skills initiative from Public Library Association and Grow with Google to assist those impacted by COVID-19 with live virtual classes on the app Primer for small businesses. (L)

Statesboro-Bulloch County Library (Statesboro Regional Public Libraries) was awarded $2,000 as a part of the Libraries Lead with Digital Skills initiative from Public Library Association and Grow with Google to assist those impacted by COVID-19 virtually with empowering small businesses to grow online. (L)

Live Oak Public Libraries was awarded $2,000 as a part of the Libraries Lead with Digital Skills initiative from Public Library Association and Grow with Google to assist those impacted by COVID-19 virtually with tips for job seeking and technology available for checkout. (L)

Augusta-Richmond County Library System Headquarters was awarded $2,000 as a part of the Libraries Lead with Digital Skills initiative from Public Library Association and Grow with Google to assist those impacted by COVID-19 virtually with planning and the skills needed for new at-home businesses. (L)

Fulton County Library System was awarded $2,000 as a part of the Libraries Lead with Digital Skills initiative from Public Library Association and Grow with Google to assist those impacted by COVID-19 virtually with job readiness skills and opportunities with employment at local businesses. (L)

Friedman Library (Augusta-Richmond County Library System) was awarded $2,000 as a part of the Libraries Lead with Digital Skills initiative from Public Library Association and Grow with Google to assist those impact by COVID-19 virtually with through career workshops with job seeking tools and assistance. (L)

DeKalb County Public Library was awarded $2,000 as a part of the Libraries Lead with Digital Skills initiative from Public Library Association and Grow with Google to assist those impacted by COVID-19 virtually through online classes with job seeking tools and assistance. (L)

Mary Willis Library (Bartram Trail Regional Library) received $1,000 from the Dollar General Foundation for assistance with their summer reading program.

Roddenberry Memorial Library received $2,200 from the Dollar General Foundation for assistance with their summer reading program.

Chattooga County Library System received $2,000 from the Dollar General Foundation to purchase materials for their summer reading program.

Okefenokee Regional Library System received $3,000 from the Dollar General Foundation for assistance with their summer reading program.

Lee County Library received $3,000 from the Dollar General Foundation for books for their summer reading program.

Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System received $3,000 from the Dollar General Foundation for assistance with their summer reading program.

Live Oak Public Libraries received $10,000 from the National League of Cities (NLC) to aid with 2020 Census counts in hard to reach areas as a part of the NLC Census Rapid Response grant. (L)

Clayton County Library System received $10,000 from the National League of Cities (NLC) to aid with 2020 Census counts in hard to reach areas as a part of the NLC Census Rapid Response grant.

2019

Azalea Regional Library System received $1,500 from the Georgia Public Library Service Communications Department under their Marketing grant to redesign the library system's website and to create story time and outreach kits for circulation between branches.

Azalea Regional Library System received $2,000 from the Dollar General Foundation for assistance with youth literacy programming.

Cherokee Regional Library System was awarded $39,992 for their Next Chapter program under the the Institute of Museum and Library Services Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries (APP) grant. (L)



(L) - Used LIFT for application assistance.