Funding guide

IMLS - Grants to States Program

Broadband Funding Guide

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

Federal Agency

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

Agency Overview

The mission of IMLS is to advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development.

Program Name

Grants to States Program

Program Overview

Using a population based formula, more than $150 million is distributed among the State Library Administrative Agencies (SLAAs) every year. SLAAs are official agencies charged by law with the extension and development of library services, and they are located in:

  • Each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia;
  • The Territories (Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands); and
  • The Freely Associated States (Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands).

Program Purpose
  • Broadband Adoption
  • Digital Skills Training
  • Public Computer Access
  • Evaluation
Eligible Recipients
  • Libraries
  • State and Local Governments

Agency Contact

If you're looking for a specific employee, please check the Leadership and Staff Directory or call us at: (202) 653-IMLS (4657).

Funding Type


FY2018 Funding Amount