American Rescue Plan Act Funding
Libraries Keep Students Learning and Adults Earning /American Rescue Plan Act Grant
from the Idaho Commission for Libraries
Please Note: This one-time grant has closed, and funding is no longer available. This page remains active to assist grantees with reporting and other needs.
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 was signed into law on March 11. It designates $200 million in pandemic response funding for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Of the $200 million, $178 million is allocated for state library administrative agencies. Idaho’s allotment of the ARPA funding was approximately $2.4 million. More than 90% of Idaho’s allotment ($1.8M) has gone directly to Idaho libraries through the “Keep Students Learning and Adults Earning” grant to libraries.
Through the Learn/Earn grant, the ICfL was able to fund 48 libraries and a variety of projects across Idaho. Grantees included public, school, academic, and special libraries, which includes tribal.
An additional $310,000 was provided through a separate opportunity to 96 Idaho public libraries to help them purchase digital content through OverDrive.
We have compiled some of the key grant information in a printable document:
ICfL’s Libraries Keep Students Learning and Adults Earning ARPA Grant Reporting Walk-through
Questions? Contact ICfL:
If you have questions about the grant application, allowable expenditures, or any other grant related questions, please contact Talela Florko, Grants/Contracts Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org, (208) 639-4158) or Amelia Valasek, Partnerships Program Supervisor, at email@example.com, (208) 639-4138.
This program is brought to you by the Idaho Commission for Libraries and was made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.