The ICfL received $161,477 as Idaho’s portion of the funds appropriated to the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This funding is being used to address digital inclusion and related technical support in the context of workforce development and/or broadband availability.
The first portion of this funding (approximately $100,000) was made available immediately as competitive mini-grants ($250-$1,000 per location) to address digital inclusion needs for public libraries (including branches and bookmobiles) and special libraries (including tribal, military, corrections, and archives). (See our full grant eligibility requirements for more details.) Applicants were encouraged to be creative in identifying their needs for these funds.
Applicants will be notified of their grant status by June 15, 2020. Grantees can anticipate receiving grant funds by approximately July 1, 2020. For grantees, an interim report will be due January 1, 2021, and a final report will be due June 30, 2021. If you have any questions about this program or your application, please contact Jamie Mott at the Idaho Commission for Libraries, (208) 639-4164 or at email@example.com. Idaho CARES Grantees