LSTA ARPA - Maine State Library Funded Projects and Initiatives

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, also called the COVID-19 Stimulus Package or American Rescue Plan, is a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill passed by the 117th United States Congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11, 2021, to speed up the United States' recovery from the economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing recession. Maine has received $2,294,177.00 in LSTA ARPA funds.

Public Library Formula Grants

ARPA Registration and Grant Application. You may register your library and contact person and do the application later. Please apply by August 31, 2021.

Overview and guidance on the application process. [PDF] Powerpoint presented at the 6/29/2021 Zoom meeting.

Formula Grants for Libraries- Alpabetical List with grant amounts [PDF]

Allowable Funding Categories for Use of ARPA Formula Grants

Formula Grant Requirements: Information about EIN, DUNS # and State of Maine Vendor Account (VC#)

Federal Guidance for ARPA Funds

Bendable Project

Statewide Zoom - Introducing Bendable Maine; Q & A Responses [PDF]

PDF of Word Cloud: What would your patrons see on the home page that would make them feel like Bendable was for them?

Developmental Evaluation Report of the South Bend Bendable Project by Lumina

Maine InfoNet Project

MaineCat Environment [PDF]

General ARPA Information

ARPA Spending Priorities for Maine Libraries - Survey Results (PDF)

ARPA LSTA Funds for Maine Libraries: Slide presentation (PDF) for April 13, 2021 Statewide Zoom Meeting

Report sent to the Maine Library Commission and presented to MLAC and on ARPA Proposed Spending


LSTA ARPA Projects are fully funded by IMLS

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