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Wynter Giddings <[log in to unmask]>
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Wynter Giddings <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 5 Oct 2021 14:34:14 -0400
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Hi All,

I'm sending this out on behalf of ALA:

ALA invites libraries to apply for funding through its American Rescue
Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries
<>opportunity, a
grantmaking program to deliver relief to libraries recovering from the
coronavirus pandemic.

With funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through
the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, ALA will distribute $2 million to
help anchor libraries as strong humanities institutions as they emerge and
rebuild from the coronavirus pandemic. The purpose of this emergency relief
program is to assist libraries that have been adversely affected by the
pandemic and require support to restore and sustain their core activities.

Up to 200 U.S. libraries of all types (e.g., public, tribal, K-12,
academic, special, prison) and representing a broad range of communities
will receive $10,000 through a competitive, peer-reviewed application
process. Register for a free webinar to learn about the application.

ALA will accept applications from October 5 to December 2, 2021. Learn more
and apply online. <>

Selected libraries will receive:

   - $10,000 to support humanities functions of the libraries.
   - One print copy of "Going Virtual: Programs and Insights from a Time of
   Crisis <>'' by Sarah Ostman for
   the ALA Public Programs Office (ALA Editions, 2021)
   - Online resources and support

The general goals of this ARP opportunity include to help create or
preserve jobs; support or maintain general operations; create or sustain
humanities programs; and implement new humanities activities or sustain
existing activities. Eligible expenses include salary and benefit support
for library workers engaged in humanities activities; costs related to
in-person or virtual humanities programming, such as book clubs and guest
lectures; and marketing and advertising to support library humanities

For more information, visit:

Wynter Giddings (she/her), MLIS
President, Maine Library Association
Manager of Adult Services & Technology, Curtis Memorial Library