CARES Act Grants

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 ...

    Contact Karren Reish at or (517) 241-0021 with any LSTA related questions.

    For occasional program announcements, you can sign up for the LSTA Listserv.


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

    2019 LSTA Program Reports:


    2020/2021 Grant Programs

    The 2020 Public Library Services Grant program and the 2020/2021 Collaborative Library Services Grant and Improving Access to Information Grant programs are open. Please see the respective grants sections below for more information on the grant programs and applications. UPDATE: The 2020/2021Collaborative Library Services Grant program has been CANCELED. The Improving Access to Information Grant is still open.

    2019/2020 Collaborative Library Services Grants & Improving Access to Information Grants

    The Collaborative Library Services Grant awards are Fennville District Library ($110,000), Herrick District Library ($81,450), Muskegon Area District Library ($150,000), and Wayne State University Libraries ($123,422).

    The Improving Access to Information Grant awards are Eastern Michigan University Library ($25,000), Fowlerville District Library ($15,669), Howell Carnegie District Library ($25,000), Saint Clair County Library System ($22,106), and Western Michigan University ($23,758).

    2019 Public Library Services Grants

    We were pleased to award 92 grants for summer 2019 programs for a total of $153,554. The selected libraries are on the Grantees List. You can also read the 2019 press release.

    Updated 01/03/2020

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Previous Fiscal Years

  • Previous Fiscal Years

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

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Other Funding

  • Other Funding

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

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