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American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

  • State Library of Ohio Receives Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funds April 29, 2021
    The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 designates $200 million in pandemic response funding for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The $200 million investment will provide critical funding to State Library Administrative Agencies (SLAAs), located in every U.S. state and territory, with reach into local communities across the country. In Ohio, the ...

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American Library Association (ALA)

Detailed guidance from ALA on the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). This web page includes information about the pandemic response funding for states allocated to the Institute of Museum and Library Services and other funding channels that may be available for libraries.

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

ARPA of 2021 designates $200 million in pandemic response funding for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The $200 million investment will provide critical funding to State Library Administrative Agencies (SLAAs), located in every U.S. state and territory, with reach into local communities across the country. In Ohio, the State Library of Ohio will receive $4,547,789 in one-time federal ARPA funds through the IMLS Grants to States program.

U.S. Congress

Read the American Rescue Plan Act at CONGRESS.GOV to see the chronology of the bill including actions, amendments, cosponsors, and related bill.