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 ...

    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.

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


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

    LM will be receiving funding under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 through IMLS. As soon as we receive guidance from IMLS, expected this spring, we will provide information on how and when LM will be able to use the funds.

    The reports for our 2020 funds will be out this spring.

    2019 LSTA Program Reports:


    Grant Programs

    The 2021/2022 Improving Access to Information Grant program is open! The 2021 Public Library Services Grant program grants will be announced in May. Please see the respective grants sections below for more information on the grant program eligibility, application and deadline. The Collaborative Library Services Grant is on hiatus for 2021/2022.

    CARES Act Grant

    The Library of Michigan has awarded $750,924 in CARES Act grants to 294 Michigan public libraries. You can see an overview of the grant awards and the list of libraries awarded grants in the Library of Michigan CARES Act Grants Overview.

    Tech Ban for Federal Funds

    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 company you want to purchase from is not a banned company.

    Updated 04/08/2021.

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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.

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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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