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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 an
IMLS-approved five-year plan for the funds (also read the formal evaluation of the 2008-2012 five-year plan). Visit LSTA Supports Indiana Libraries to learn about the LSTA-funded statewide services and sub-grants offered by the Indiana State Library.

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.

  • Current Grant Guidelines
  • Open Deadline Grant Guidelines
  • Sub-Grant Frequently Asked Questions
  • Past Grant Recipients
  • Grant Application
  • Application Recommendations
  • Grantee Responsibilities
  • Click here to view the 2015 Application Assistance Webinar

    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 Jennifer Clifton 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 2015 Grantees
    Managing Your LSTA Grant for 2014 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 2015 Grantees
    2015 Sub-Grant Quarterly Progress Report
    Sub-Grant Narrative Final Report
    Sub-Grant Financial Final Report

    Forms for 2014 Grantees
    2014 Sub-Grant Quarterly Progress Report
    Sub-Grant Narrative Final Report

    Sub-Grant Financial Report

    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

    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 Jennifer Clifton at (317) 234-6550 or

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