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LSTA Public Library Services Grant Program

Grants to Michigan Libraries for Supplies
and Materials to Enhance Programming

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Library of Michigan - Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)

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Deadline Date:

03/03/21 5:00 PM EST


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Grants of up to $2,500 to Michigan public libraries for supplies that enhance seasonal programming. Programs include the following areas of focus: children and youth, technology, and literacy. Priority will be given to small and rural libraries or libraries that have not received a grant in the last year.

This summer quick grant provides Michigan public libraries the opportunity to purchase supplies and materials for a specific program that will happen over the summer. Applications must be for a program that fits one of the topics and LSTA priorities listed below. Requested materials must be for the program described in the application.

2020 Program Topics:

  • Literacy Programs – This topic area is for the broad idea of literacy programs, such as ESL, early literacy, financial literacy, health literacy, digital literacy, etc.
  • Children & Teen Programs – This topic area is for programs where the primary audience is children or teens, and can include a range of programming areas such as art, STEAM, gaming, summer reading, etc. 
  • Technology Programs - This topic area is for programs that improve community access to technology, such as digital inclusion, assistive technologies for disabled patrons, etc. Libraries requesting Internet capable devices must comply with CIPA regulations.

LSTA Priorities:

  • Programs or services to individuals of diverse geographic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds;
  • Programs or services to individuals with disabilities, to individuals with limited functional literacy or information skills; or
  • Programs or services expanding services for learning and access to information.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 187845

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding is from $500 to $2,500 per grant.

Term of Contract:

The grant period is May to August annually, if funds are available.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Michigan public libraries that are legally established and eligible for state aid at the time of application. Small and rural libraries or libraries that have not received a grant in the last year will be given priority.

The following items are examples of costs that are not allowable under federal rules and as such, are not eligible for reimbursement. This is not an exhaustive list.
- Performers or entertainers;
- Food and beverages;
- Advertising not directly related to the LSTA project;
- Collection development purchases not directly related to grant goals or integral to the grant program;
- Lobbying of any kind;
- Transportation or travel for program participants or non-grant funded personnel;
- Equipment or technology not specifically needed for the grant activities;
- Awards, honoraria, prizes or gifts;
- Souvenirs or promotional items;
- Costs incurred outside the grant period. Note that you may not request funds for activities or purchases before or after the grant period.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Application Webinar:
Public Library Services Grant Program - How to Apply
Thursday, February 11th - 2:00 PM

Webinars will be recorded and the recording link will be sent to everyone who is registered.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST.

- Application Available - January 2021
- Application Due - March 3, 2021 at 5:00 PM
- Grants Awarded - April-May 2021
- Grant Period - May through August 2021

Libraries are eligible to submit one application per location.

Funds are distributed by reimbursement only after the grant purchasing is complete.

How to Manage Your Public Library Services grant webinar
Thursday, May 6th - 2:00 PM

Webinar Recording (Thursday, February 11th - 2:00 PM):

For a full list of relevant Forms and Documents, see URL for Full Text (RFP).

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.


Karren Reish, Library Grants Coordinator
517-241-0021 or 517-373-1580

Library of Michigan
702 W. Kalamazoo Street
P.O. Box 30007
Lansing, MI 48909-7507

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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