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Library Services and Technology Act Grants

The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) was signed into law September 30, 1996 as part of the Museum and Library Services Act. As a result, federal LSTA funds are distributed from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to states for the purposes of increasing the use of technology in libraries, fostering better resource sharing among libraries, and targeting library services to special populations. For more information about the current IMLS five-year plan, please visit the IMLS website .

The Indiana State Library manages distribution of LSTA funds according to a five-year plan for the funds. The previous five-year plan can be found here, as well as the formal evaluation.

Information for Applicants: LSTA Sub-Grant Opportunities

The Indiana State Library annually awards sub-grants to Indiana libraries for programs that contribute toward five-year plan goals and objectives.

The LSTA sub-grant program has been temporarily suspended for the 2024-2025 award year.

Information for Current Grantees: Managing Your LSTA Sub-Grant

Listed below are resources for understanding your responsibilities during the grant period, claiming reimbursement for grant expenses, and completing required reports. If you have any questions, please refer to your Grant Manual or contact Angela Fox at (317) 234-6550 or

Grantee Manual

The grantee manual is required reading for all grant recipients. The manual outlines expectations and obligations, explains processes, and answers frequently asked questions.

Managing Your LSTA Grant for 2021 Grantees
Managing Your LSTA Grant for 2020 Grantees

Reporting Forms

For reporting deadlines and basic instructions, refer to your grants manual. Reporting deadlines for Innovative Library Technology grantees are determined on an individual basis.

Forms for 2021 Grantees

2021 Sub-Grant Quarterly Progress Report
2021 Sub-Grant Narrative Final Report
2021 Sub-Grant Financial Final Report
2021 Sub-Grant Financial Final Report Instructions


Refer to Chapter 7 of your grants manual for instructions on claiming reimbursement for grant expenditures.

LSTA Sub-Grant Reimbursement Claim Form
LSTA Sub-Grant Reimbursement Claim Form for School Library Grantees
Instructions for completing Reimbursement Claim Forms

NEW: Surveys required for 2018 grantees

Survey for program – public
Survey for program – staff
Survey for content creation – staff
Survey for planning and evaluation – staff

LSTA sub-grants to Indiana libraries are made possible by the LSTA Grants to States program of the IMLS . The  Indiana Library & Historical Board  (ILHB) serves as an advisory body for LSTA funding, public library standards, and other library issues.

If you have questions about the LSTA sub-grants program, view the answers to our Sub-Grant Frequently Asked Questions  contact Angela Fox at (317) 234-6550 or .

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