Library of Michigan
The 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:
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 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.
In 2021, LM will begin an evaluation of the LSTA Five-Year Plan and in 2022, we will submit a new Five-Year Plan to IMLS for approval. We will be reaching out to the Michigan library community for feedback and comments on the evaluation and new plan this fall. 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:
LM is pleased to announce the ARPA Capacity grant program and the ARPA Equipment grant program. The grants will run from September 2021 to September 30, 2022. The Capacity grant program is for Michigan library cooperatives and statewide non-profits serving libraries. The Equipment grant program is for Michigan public libraries. More information on the grant priorities and guidelines is in the individual grant sections linked below. Applications are being reviewed and grant awards will be announced by September.
LM is pleased to announce the 2021 Public Library Services Grant program grants. We awarded 139 grants for a total of $206,703. The 2021/2022 Improving Access to Information Grant program is closed and 2021 grantees will be announced in August. 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 SAM.gov record. Please check SAM.gov when purchasing technology equipment to confirm the manufacturer of the equipment is not a banned company.
Find previous annual reports, fact sheets and Five-Year Plans for Library Services & Technology Act funds here.
Additional federal, state and private funding resources and services for libraries, both large and small.