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Step 2: Libraries who have opted-in will receive an application packet
a. First, to support digital inclusion efforts to enable libraries to reach residents such as through internet hotspots, accessible Wi-Fi, and digital content and related resources, particularly in support of education, health, and workforce development needs.
b. Second, to provide rapid emergency relief to libraries across the country, allowing them to safely respond to the pandemic and implement public health protocols;
c. Third, to support library services that meet the needs of communities throughout the U.S., including costs such as personnel, technology, training, materials, supplies, equipment, and associated indirect costs; and
d. With respect to (a), (b), or (c), reach tribal and museum partners best positioned to assist with pandemic response efforts, in addition to traditionally eligible library entities, where appropriate.
Grant Announcement: November 9, 2020
Funding Level: $10,001-$75,000
Total Available Funding: funding based on 2021 federal award
Funding Period: July 1, 2021-August 31, 2022
Who may apply: Eligible libraries may submit ONE competitive application
Applications: Eligible libraries must submit a Proposal (due 01/15/21) and 1st Draft (due 02/19/21) as well as a final application (due 03/26/21). See Important Dates calendar