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 2022-2023 award year.
- Current Grant Guidelines
- Sub-Grant Frequently Asked Questions
- Past Grant Recipients
- Application Recommendations
- Grantee Responsibilities
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The grantee manual is required reading for all grant recipients. The manual outlines expectations and obligations, explains processes, and answers frequently asked questions.
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
Refer to Chapter 7 of your grants manual for instructions on claiming reimbursement for grant expenditures.
NEW: Surveys required for 2018 grantees
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.
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