OPLIN Internet filtering assistance grants
OPLIN is legally required to make funds available to public libraries "...to help local libraries purchase or maintain filters to screen out obscene and illegal internet materials." (HB119, 2007) The amount of this earmark currently stands at $85,725; any portion of this earmark not granted to libraries gets returned to the state treasury. (The earmark can't be used for any other OPLIN budget needs.)
Details of the grant program for this year are posted at http://www.oplin.org/internet-filtering-assistance. Applications are currently being accepted at http://oplin.org/grantapplication. All applications must be submitted online through this site by November 30; no other applications will be considered for funding.
If you have questions about the program that are not answered by the information page, please contact Stephen Hedges or the OPLIN Support Center.