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