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What You Cannot Do

Accessibility and discrimination

Your organization cannot discriminate on the basis of disability in programs receiving federal financial assistance.  

Your electronic and information technology resources must be accessible to people with disabilities.   

This includes webpages developed or purchased with LSTA funds.   

For more information, see: 


Grant recipients are required to comply with applicable state and federal regulations and the grant agreement.  

Examples of specific requirements include, but are not limited to:  

  • Submitting reports. 
  • Returning interest earned on grant funds. 
  • Submitting an annual audit.  

Any grant recipient who fails to submit reports, submits incomplete or late reports, or disobeys the regulations or grant agreement will be considered noncompliant.  

Payments will be withheld from any organization that is in noncompliance with any one of the Department of State's Divisions: Arts and Culture, Elections, Historical Resources or Library and Information Services.  

Which expenditures are not allowable? 

For details on what you may or may not purchase with your federal grant funds, review the allowable costs FAQ pages

During FY2023-24, the percentage of total costs for the Administration of the Annual Program financed with federal money is 67%; the federal dollar amount to be spent on the program is $334,129. This program does not receive any nongovernmental funding.

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.