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

Deadlines and Follow Up Reporting

List of funded libraries (PDF)


  • Spend all ARA funds by March 15, 2022 (this was extended due to delays in processing grant requests and VC applications)
  • Reports due by June 15, 2022. Please report earlier if you have spent funds already.

Follow Up Report instructions; Sample Follow Up Report both in PDF format for guidance

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

All information about this ARPA funded project can be found at the Bendable Maine webpage.

Maine InfoNet Project

Maine InfoNet ARPA Grant Proposal [PDF]

Grant Award Letter [PDF]

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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