Library Services and Technology Act


    IMLS logoThe Library of Michigan supports statewide initiatives and competitive grant programs for libraries with federal funds received under the Museum and Library Services Act of 2018.

    The Institute for Museum and Library Services, an independent federal agency, provides funds under this legislation to State Library Administrative Agencies to improve and support library, museum and information services. The legislation outlines the following broad priorities, excerpted below:

    • expanding services for learning and access to information ... ;
    • establishing or enhancing electronic and other linkages and improved coordination among and between libraries ... ;
    • providing training and professional development, including continuing education, to enhance the skills of the current library workforce ... ;
    • developing public and private partnerships with other agencies and community-based organizations;
    • targeting library services to individuals of diverse geographic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, to individuals with disabilities, and to individuals with limited functional literacy or information skills;
    • developing library services that provide all users access to information ...

    The Library of Michigan's Five-Year Plan for Michigan, October 2017 - September 2022 describes the current goals for LSTA funded services to Michigan libraries.

    For any questions or concerns about LSTA and LSTA funded programs, contact Karren Reish at or (517) 241-0021.


    The Library of Michigan provides a range of services and programs to public, academic and school libraries and librarians as well as Michigan residents through LSTA and other federal funding.

    LM is evaluating our LSTA Five-Year Plan this fall with surveys and focus groups with the Michigan library community. In 2022, we will submit a new Five-Year Plan to IMLS for approval, based on the evaluation responses and the federal guidelines. Please consider participating in the evaluation by responding to a fall survey or joining a virtual focus group with Growth Management Consultants.

    For more information, our annual report and fact sheet detail LM's federally funded programs and activities in the last year. For 2020, only the fact sheet is available.

    2020 LSTA Program Report:


    UEI Numbers for Libraries

    All libraries applying for 2022 grants or continuing education stipends from the Library of Michigan must submit a valid UEI number with their application. All libraries currently receiving grant funds must submit a valid UEI number to the Library of Michigan to receive grant funds by April 2022. A UEI is a Unique Entity Identifier, which is replacing DUNS numbers for all entities receiving federal funds by April 2022. If your municipality holds the DUNS number for your library, the municipality is responsible for applying for or confirming the UEI number. If your library holds their own DUNS number, then your library is responsible for applying for or confirming the UEI number. To ensure you have the UEI number when grant applications are due, please complete this process as soon as possible. The overview below has more information on to apply for a UEI at

    ARPA Grants

    LM is pleased to announce the 2021/2022 ARPA Capacity grant and the ARPA Equipment grant awards. The ARPA awards were made to twenty-one public libraries and three statewide organizations in the amount of $4,004,730. You can see an overview of the grant awards in the Library of Michigan ARPA Grants Overview.The Capacity grant program is for Michigan library cooperatives and statewide non-profits serving libraries. The Equipment grant program is for Michigan public libraries. 

    LSTA Grants - 2022 Updates coming in February.

    LM is pleased to announce the 2021/2022 Improving Access to Information grants. We received 20 applications for a total of $335,000 and were able to fund 12 proposals for a total of $205,000. Congratulations to the libraries awarded grants! 

    In the 2021 Public Library Services Grant program, LM awarded 139 grants for a total of $206,703. Look for information on the 2022 Public Library Services program in January. Please see the respective grants sections below for more information on the grant program eligibility, application and deadline.

    TECH BAN for Federally Funded Grants

    Grantees may not purchase telecommunications or video surveillance equipment or services from companies with an Exclusion in their record. Please check when purchasing technology equipment to confirm the manufacturer of the equipment is not a banned company! This applies to ALL federal funding regardless of the agency or department the funds are received from.

    Updated 01/18/2022.


Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Grants

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Small Grants

Large Grants

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Resources and Research

Previous Fiscal Years

  • Previous Fiscal Years

    Find previous annual reports, fact sheets and Five-Year Plans for Library Services & Technology Act funds here.

    Explore Previous Fiscal Years

Other Funding

  • Other Funding

    Additional federal, state and private funding resources and services for libraries, both large and small.

    Explore Other Funding