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Technology Grants

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Purpose and Outcomes

Technology Grants offer statewide and regional solutions for economic efficiency and the standardization of services across all communities. These grants include projects such as points of presence on the statewide videoconferencing network, cataloging support for the virtual library catalogs and the statewide courier service that transports library materials between libraries.

The Illinois Secretary of State and Illinois State Library funds Technology Grants that result in the following outcomes:

Range of Awards

Eligible Applicants

Please note that specific offerings may limit eligibility. Eligible applicants include:

  1. Library systems
  2. Selected educational agencies
  3. Local Library System Automation Program (LLSAP) Consortia
  4. Libraries

Legal Authority

Projects Awarded in FY2015

Projects funded through Technology Grants in Fiscal Year 2015 include:

Illinois Library Delivery Service
The Illinois Library Delivery Service (ILDS) is a courier service that transports library materials between participating Illinois academic and research libraries to support interlibrary resource sharing in the state of Illinois. Grant awarded to the University of Illinois on behalf of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI). ILDS is managed by CARLI.

ILEAD USA Team Projects
ILEAD USA: Innovative Librarians Explore, Apply and Discover is an immersion continuing education program that combines social technologies and leadership training for the purpose of heightening awareness of library services and providing opportunities to collaborate on innovative projects that address community needs. Participating teams applied for up to $4,000 in grant funds to purchase services or items necessary to support implementation of teams' projects.  Examples of projects include: 

Illinois History Digital Imaging Grant Projects
The Illinois History–Digital Imaging grant program provides funding for eligible libraries to carry out projects involving the selection, digital capture, storage, and provision of web access to their important historical and cultural collections. Digital Imaging grants support the creation of digital collections while at the same time expanding access to those collections via the Illinois Digital Archives.


For more information about Technology Grants, please call 217-782-7749 or email