ARPA Relief Grants
arpa relief grants
Services and technology to aid recovery
COVID-19 continues to impact library services on a daily basis. Experts in technology, communications, and social change were surveyed on what life would be like by 2025 due to the pandemic with the prediction that people will develop an even greater reliance on digital tools that swiftly evolve (Source: Pew Research Center). Public libraries will be expected to keep up with this rapid evolution of digital tools and to provide more digital services to their patrons as a result.
EBOOKS - Awarded August 2021
ARPA TECH - Awarded September 2021
Technology projects that support COVID-19 relief and recovery, including hardware and software not traditionally funded under the Lib Tech Fund program and supplies/materials that support requested technology. Awards will be a subgrant contract with a reimbursement process.
Total Funding Awarded: $889,480.80
DIGITAL INCLUSION - Awarded September 2021
Projects for library services that support COVID-19 relief and recovery with a focus on outreach and virtual learning/programming. Awards will be a subgrant contract with a reimbursement process.
Total Funding Awarded: $1,137,737.67