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ALA Announces American Rescue Plan Library Funding Opportunities

ALA announced that libraries may apply for funding through American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries, “a grantmaking program to deliver relief to libraries recovering from the coronavirus pandemic.” Applications will be accepted until Dec. 2, 2021; apply here. Up to 200 libraries of all types and in all types of communities are eligible to receive $10,000 in funding, a print copy of Going Virtual: Programs and Insights from a Time of Crisis by Sarah Ostman for the ALA Public Programs Office, and online resources and support.

“The general goals of this [American Rescue Plan] opportunity include to help create or preserve jobs; support or maintain general operations; create or sustain humanities programs, and implement new humanities activities or sustain existing activities,” the press release notes. “Eligible expenses include salary and benefit support for library workers engaged in humanities activities; costs related to in-person or virtual humanities programming, such as book clubs and guest lectures; and marketing and advertising to support library humanities efforts.”

For more information, read the press release.



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