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LSTA American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Grant funding (Public Law 117-2; 20 U.S.C.§9101 et seq.) is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Colorado State Library to help communities respond directly and immediately to the pandemic, as well as to related economic and community needs through equitable approaches in digital inclusion and library services. The funds will be available to eligible publicly funded academic, public. and school libraries.
The Colorado State Library awarded a total of $492,801 in non-competitive grants to 55 public library jurisdictions located in 41 counites based on the following IMLS funding priorities: Poverty, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Unemployment, and Broadband Availability.
The Colorado State Library (CSL) administers the State Grants to Libraries which are distributed to all eligible libraries on a yearly basis to fund library materials.
Tips on how to locate funders along with a sample of different types of funding sources available to libraries.