[Michlib-l] Deadline Reminders: Library of Michigan LSTA Grant Programs Announcement for 2019
Reish, Karren (MDE)
ReishK at michigan.gov
Thu Jan 17 08:35:00 EST 2019
For those interested in the Collaborative Library Services Grant program, a one-page Intent to File is required for the Collaborative Library Services grant program. This is due no later than 5:00 PM on January 31st. The form and link to submit it are at www.michigan.gov/lsta<http://www.michigan.gov/lsta> in the Collaborative Library Services grant program section. Applications are due May 31st. The Public Library Services Grant program application is due March 8th and an application webinar for that is coming up on February 4th.
Finally, information on the new Improving Access to Information grant is coming soon!
A reminder that you can sign up for informational webinars about the upcoming Library of Michigan grants at www.michigan.gov/ceevents<http://www.michigan.gov/ceevents> in the View the List of Upcoming Events section.
Upcoming LSTA Grant Program webinars
* January 17th - LSTA Grants Overview - Intent to File form - If you have not signed up as of 1/17/19, please contact me for information on the grant.
* February 4th - LSTA Public Library Services Grant Process and Application
* March 26th & April 11th - LSTA Collaborative Library Services Grant Process & Application (2nd date is a repeat)
* March 26th & April 11th -LSTA Improving Access to Information Grant Process & Application (2nd date is a repeat)
The Library of Michigan is pleased to announce that the Collaborative Library Services grant program and the Public Library Services grant program are open for 2019! Information on both programs is listed below. You can register for informational webinars on the grant programs and applications at www.michigan.gov/ceevents<http://www.michigan.gov/ceevents> in the View the List of Upcoming Events section. Please note the January 31st deadline for the Collaborative Library Services grant Intent to File form.
Public Library Services Grant Program:
This program provides funding for public libraries to purchase materials and supplies that meet the selected program topics for a given year and are for an identified program or service the library will be providing. Funding is intended to supplement local topical services that improve information access and quality of service in their communities. The focus will be on small projects that improve community services, with a focus on the LSTA priorities listed above.
The grant period will be from mid-April to August annually, as funding allows. Funding will be from $500 to $2,000. Funding is by reimbursement. The application deadline is March 8, 2019.
Eligible applicants are Michigan public libraries that are legally established and currently eligible for state aid.
Detailed information on the grant program, including the program timeline, applicant eligibility, and the application, is available at www.michigan.gov/lsta<http://www.michigan.gov/lsta> in the Public Library Services grant section.
Collaborative Library Services Grant Program:
Interested applicants must submit an Intent to File form by January 31, 2019. This grant program is designed to provide Michigan libraries with the opportunity to develop innovative programs or services that have the potential to develop into sustainable regional or statewide programs, and include strong partnerships between libraries, and/or local community groups or agencies. The full application deadline is May 31, 2019. Grants will be awarded in August and awarded projects will begin October 1, 2019.
Eligible applicants include Michigan public, academic, school and special libraries as well as non-profit organizations that serve Michigan libraries.
Applicants may propose a library program or service in any content area appropriate for library services, such as:
* To develop an innovative service or program to meet a newly identified community need;
* To meet the increased community demand for a service or resource;
* To improve or develop new services to target populations, such as people from diverse geographic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; individuals with disabilities; and individuals with limited functional literacy, limited English proficiency or limited information literacy skills.
The grant period will be from one to three years (October through September) and funding will be for $50,000 to $225,000 per year up to a possible total of $500,000 over three years. Grant selection is competitive.
Detailed information on the grant program, including the program timeline, applicant eligibility, Intent to File form, and the application questions are available at www.michigan.gov/lsta<http://www.michigan.gov/lsta> in the Collaborative Library
Services grant section.
Library Grants Coordinator
Library of Michigan
reishk at michigan.gov<mailto:reishk at michigan.gov>
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