Digital Navigators of the Hudson Valley

What is this program?

The Digital Navigators of the Hudson Valley program will train up to 100 participants from libraries and community-based organizations to become trusted guides who assist community members in accessing and using technology. The training will provide the resources necessary for participants to perform new services that include: assistance with affordable internet access, device acquisition, technical skills, and application support.

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

Please see our ARPA guide for full information

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has provided the New York State Library with $6.2 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds through the LSTA Grants to States Program. The State Library has allocated $5,514,315 of these federal funds to New York State’s nine regional Reference and Research Library Resources Councils for collaborative regional projects that will advance digital equity, encourage library/museum partnerships, and expand student access to digital resources.

Southeastern’s allocation will be for projects that address the three required project components:

  • Expanding student access to digital resources through school library systems
  • Strengthening library/museum partnerships
  • Advancing digital inclusion in collaboration with public library systems and public libraries