Grants/Funding for Libraries
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.
- Community foundations can help libraries by creating independent funding resources. Read more about how your library can create a foundation below.
- About Community FoundationsFrom the Michigan Community Foundation
- Tools for Giving: Charitable Funds Great giving options from the Community Foundation of the Holland Zeeland Area.
- Tools for Giving: Charitable Instruments A variety of giving methods from the Community Foundation of the Holland Zeeland Area
- A Personal Legacy of Giving: Endowment Information about endowments from the Community Foundation of the Holland Zeeland Area
- Endowing Your Nonprofit Organization Endowing your nonprofit organization from the Community Foundation of the Holland Zeeland Area
- Public Library; Gifts and Donations (Excerpt) Act 136 of 1921 of Michigan Compiled Laws