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Grants/Funding for Libraries

Funding sources for Michigan public libraries
Programs Supported by Public Funds

State aid are per capita grants awarded annually to public libraries according to statute.

Penal fines are distributed to public libraries by county treasurers. The amount is determined yearly based on population and local laws.

Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) is a federal library funding program designed to support statewide initiatives and competitive grant programs. Through LSTA legislation, the Institute for Museum and Library Services IMLS, an independent federal agency, provides grants to State Library administrative agencies to improve and support library, museum and information services.

Universal Service Fund (E-rate) provides support for K-12 schools and libraries. It is often called E-rate, or Education Rate.


Other Related Grants

• Broadband Construction Grant


Community Foundation Information

• Community FoundationsCommunity foundations can help libraries by creating independent funding resources. Read more about how your library can create a foundation below.

• About Community Foundations From the Michigan Community Foundation

• Tools for Giving: Charitable Funds PDF icon Great giving options from the Community Foundation of the Holland Zeeland Area.

• Tools for Giving: Charitable Instruments PDF icon A variety of giving methods from the Community Foundation of the Holland Zeeland Area

• A Personal Legacy of Giving: Endowment PDF icon Information about endowments from the Community Foundation of the Holland Zeeland Area

• Endowing Your Nonprofit Organization PDF icon Endowing your nonprofit organization from the Community Foundation of the Holland Zeeland Area

• Public Library; Gifts and Donations (Excerpt) PDF icon Act 136 of 1921 of Michigan Compiled Laws




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