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Library Of Michigan

Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)

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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 reishk@michigan.gov or (517) 241-0021.

UPDATES

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 2024/2025 Improving Access to Information grants program is open. This LSTA grant program is designed to provide 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 access to library collections and information. This grant program is competitive. The Library of Michigan has limited funding and therefore has limited funds to grant to organizations. You can find full program information at the Library Grant Program link below.

2022 & 2023 LSTA Program Reports

GRANTS

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 - 2024/2025 Programs

LM is pleased to announce the 2024/2025 Improving Access to Information grants program is open. This LSTA grant program is designed to provide 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 access to library collections and information. This grant program is competitive. The Library of Michigan has limited funding and therefore has limited funds to grant to organizations. You can find full program information at the Library Grant Program link below.

The Public Library Services grant program will not be held in 2024. 

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.

Library Grant Programs

Improving Access to Information Grant Program

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

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