Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
Alaska State Libraries, Archives, & Museums
For Immediate Release
July 26, 2021
Juneau – The Alaska State Library invites Alaska libraries, archives, and museums to apply for American Rescue Plan Act grants. A total of $2.1 million is available to assist Alaska’s collecting institutions respond to and recover from COVID-19.
Eligible institutions are encouraged to apply for two grant programs. The Easy ARPA grant is for making purchases of supplies and equipment needed to assist with maintaining sanitary facilities, encouraging social distancing, and delivering programming. Easy ARPA grants are for $3500; libraries are eligible to receive an additional $2500 to purchase materials for circulation.
ARPA Project grants are for larger programs or activities that help an institution meet needs within the community that have surfaced due to COVID-19. Project grants of up to $40,000 are available for individual institutions; projects of regional or statewide reach are eligible for additional funding. The deadline for both grants is September 15, 2021, and all funds must be expended by September 30, 2022.
Public libraries, tribal libraries, school libraries, university libraries, museums, cultural centers, and archives are eligible to apply. Grant program information and applications are available at lam.alaska.gov/library-grants/ARPA.
Director, Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums
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