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DLIS Florida CARES Act

Funds available

We are pleased to announce that the Florida Department of State has received $1,940,696 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the CARES Act (Public Law 116-136).


Guidelines for these grants are now available (PDF).

How can you use CARES Act grant funds?

Under the DLIS Florida CARES Act grant program, this funding is to be used: “to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, including to expand digital network access, purchase internet accessible devices, and provide technical support services.”

No match required

Match is not a requirement for DLIS Florida CARES Act funding.

Are you eligible?

Find out if what organizations are eligible, and what criteria they need in order to apply. 

Submit your application

The application can be submitted directly by an eligible entity or by another eligible entity on their behalf.

Grant applications must be submitted online in the Department of State’s Grants System.  

You may need these documents and forms to complete your application. 

You can review our Mockup Application (PDF) to help you apply. DO NOT submit this form -- you must submit your application in the DOS Grants system. 




August 17, 2020

Application deadline

August 18 - 28, 2020

Application review by DLIS 

August 31 - September 13, 2020

Application review by the State Library Council

September 14-15, 2020

State Library Council funding recommendation; virtual meeting

Mid-September 2020

Funding recommendations to Secretary of State for approval

Late September 2020

Grant agreements sent to grantees for review, approval and signature

January 30, 2021

Mid-Year Report due

June 30, 2021

Project payments complete

September 30, 2021

Project period ends

November 1, 2021

Annual Report due

Contact us

For more information, contact the [email protected] or 850.245.6630.

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.