The Illinois State Library is currently offering the On the Road to Recovery: Transforming Library Spaces grant which provides funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021.
- Offer funding to prioritize health and safety while taking progressive steps that best fit individual reopening plans and restore regular library operations. Allowable costs include acrylic barriers/plexiglass shields, charging stations, self-checkout kiosk or system, cleaning supplies to disinfect devices, and more.
Requests ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 per library building or branch location will be considered, with one application accepted per agency.
Due Date: August 15, 2021