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.
- Questions about registation and the online application portal - Email Stephanie Zurinski
- Questions about getting a vendor # for the application - Email Kimberly Clark
- Any other questions, email your regional liaison or Janet McKenney
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#)
- Current library vendor account status - July 27, 2021
- State of Maine Substitute W-9 & Vendor Authorization Form
Federal Guidance for ARPA Funds
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 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