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National Science Foundation (NSF) grant opportunity geared towards the development of a "foundation" that will create smart and connected communities. Focusing on community partnerships, this grant funds projects that research and plan using social and technological components to fulfill a community need. Grant application deadline - Ongoing.

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Program that helped schools and libraries close the homework gap by providing funding for laptops, tablets, hotspots, modems, routers, and broadband connectivity for off-campus use by students, school staff, and library patrons in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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The IMLS American Rescue Plan grants program supported museum and library services in addressing community needs that were created or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and needed assistance with recovery. Projects continued, enhanced, or expanded existing programs and services as well as launched new ones to address emergent needs and unexpected hardships. 

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The ALA COVID Library Relief Fund assisted public, school, academic, and tribal libraries across the United States and U.S. Territories that were experiencing substantial economic hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has impacted their ability to serve their community, especially traditionally underserved populations. 

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The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 recognized that the humanities sector was an essential component of economic and civic life in the United States. The Act appropriated supplemental funding to NEH to provide emergency relief to institutions and organizations working in the humanities that have been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.