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Grant Payments

Before you request a grant payment, your governing body and the Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services must sign a grant agreement. 

Timeline

For most projects, the Division will send grant payments in five installments. 

Payment number   Percentage of the grant award
 1  25%
 2  25%
 3  25%
 4  20%
 5  5%

For each payment: 

  • You must document that you have provided the applicable deliverables. 
  • Your grant agreement specifies what you need to document your deliverables. 
  • The Division will process the payment upon receipt of the Grant Payment Request and documentation.

Electronic payments

State of Florida ACH Payment Authorization Form (PDF)

In order for your organization to receive grant funds via electronic funds transfer (EFT), you must complete a Vendor Direct Deposit form annually and submit it directly to the Department of Financial Services.

If your governing agency has already completed the State of Florida ACH Payment Authorization form in the current calendar year and opted to receive payments electronically, then the Division will electronically transmit your LSTA award payments to you. You will receive payment notification from the Division.

If your governing agency has not completed it, please fill out the Direct Deposit Authorization form (PDF) and send it to:

Department of Financial Services
Direct Deposit Section
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0359

To ensure proper routing, please update this form annually.

Project period

Projects begin on July 1, 2020, and end September 30, 2021.

All project activities must be completed, and all grant and local matching funds must be paid out by this date. 

Grant Payment Request

You must submit a Grant Payment Request along with deliverable documentation for all payments, based on grant agreement requirements.

Submit the Grant Payment Request and documentation online

Interest earned

Interest earned on grant funds must be returned to the state.

Make checks payable to Florida Department of State. Include the project number on your checks and mail them to:

Bureau of Library Development
Division of Library and Information Services
R.A. Gray Building, 2nd Floor North, MS #9D
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250

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.