The State Library will be using the Institute of Museum and Library Services ARPA funding to award project grants to public libraries in Kansas of up to $25,000. Public libraries are encouraged to apply for the purpose of responding directly and immediately to the pandemic, as related to economic and community needs through equitable approaches.
Grant purpose priorities are as follows:
The ARPA grant is following similar guidelines and provisions as the regular LSTA grant, in that we must follow allowable funding guidelines and reporting procedures.
This opportunity for public libraries is made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Here you can find additional forms you may need to complete your project.
You should include the logo if possible on all media about your grant project. If there is no room for the logo you may use the credit line "This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services & The State Library of Kansas".
Because this grant funding is coming from the federal funding through ARPA, library compliance with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) must be verified. A library must have a technology protection measure in place if grant money will be used for any equipment connected to the Internet. Equipment that connects to the internet may be subject to compliance with the CIPA.
If you do not know if your library is in compliance, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit this page if you need more information about Kansas CIPA
This page will be updated as new questions arise.
If you do not find answers to your questions here, please review our ARPA Grant tutorial here. If you still cannot find the answer you are looking for message us at email@example.com..