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Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)
The Library of Michigan (LM) supports statewide initiatives and competitive grant programs for libraries with federal funds received under the Museum and Library Services Act of 2018. LM uses these and other funds to provide a range of services and programs to public, academic and school libraries and librarians as well as Michigan residents .
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 2022 - September 2027 describes the current goals for LSTA funded services to Michigan libraries. The LSTA Advisory Council, made up of library staff and users from a range of library types and areas in Michigan provide advise to LM on LSTA funded programs.
For any questions or concerns about LSTA and LSTA funded programs, contact Karren Reish at email@example.com 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 pleased to announce the 2023/2024 Improving Access to Information grant program! This LSTA grant program is designed to provide public and academic libraries with the opportunity to expand services for learning and access to information and/or to develop library services that provide all users access to information. The intent is to fund one-year projects that increase capacity to provide access to library collections and information for users. You can find full program information at the Library Grant Program link below.
2021 & 2022 LSTA Program Reports
- LSTA & Other Federal Funds Fact Sheet - Federal Fiscal Year 2021/State Fiscal Year 2022
- LSTA & Other Federal Funds Fact Sheet - Federal Fiscal Year 2020/State Fiscal Year 2021
UEI Numbers for Libraries
All libraries applying for grants or continuing education stipends from the Library of Michigan must submit a valid, current UEI number with their application. A UEI is a Unique Entity Identifier. If your library is part of a municipality, the municipality is responsible for applying for or confirming the UEI number. If your library is an independent entity, then your library is responsible for applying for or confirming the UEI number. The overview below has more information on to apply for a UEI at SAM.gov.
LSTA Grants - 2023/2024 Programs
LM is pleased to announce the 2023/2024 Improving Access to Information grant program is open! Applications are due May 31, 2023. Awards will be announced in August. Application information and forms, as well as the grant administration manual and grant management forms are posted on the Improving Access to Information grant page. Application webinars will be held in March. Registration for the webinars is on the grant page.
The Public Library Services grant program will not be held in 2023.
TECH BAN for Federally Funded Grants
Grantees may not purchase telecommunications or video surveillance equipment or services from companies with an Exclusion in their SAM.gov record. Please check SAM.gov 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.