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"McKenney, Janet" <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 26 Aug 2021 16:36:27 +0000
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MSL Updates

Our next Statewide meeting is next Tuesday, August 31 at 3:15 pm

MSL- Continuing Statewide Conversations

Time: August 31, 2021 3:15 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

ARPA - Public Libraries

Please be aware that the deadline for ARPA Formula Grant applications is August 31!

Register and apply at:

There are 77 libraries that have not registered in the grant portal.  That represents over $200,000.

I know some of you will register and complete the application and for others we have found that you are unaware that there is an actual application!  Please know that just filling out the paperwork for a State of Maine Vendor account does not mean you are done!  Also, please do not confuse the ARPA Formula grants with the ECF e-rate available funds.

We have approved $418,000 in awards already for 169 libraries as of yesterday and have approved more today.

Please reach out to us via email or call and leave a message at 207-287-5620 so we can provide assistance and get funds to you.

COVID Updates

Dr. Shah is now providing weekly Maine CDC briefings <> on Wednesdays at 2 pm. You can watch live online at the link or later archived on Maine Public's YouTube<> channel.

The Delta variant is now responsible for almost 100% of all new COVID infections.  Maine is providing vaccination rates for schools. You can view on the new dashboard COVID-19 Vaccination Rates<> for Youth by School/District.

Vaccinations for eligible population has reached 80% with at least one shot this week.  Check out the COVID-19 Vaccination Rates by Zip Code <> map.

There are spots available tomorrow for the Bendable Information and Feedback Zoom session. Register on the calendar<>.

Stay safe and well.


Janet McKenney
Director, Library Development
Maine State Library
SHS 64
230 State Street
Augusta, ME 04333

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