LSTA ARPA - Maine State Library Funded Projects and Initiatives
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, also called the COVID-19 Stimulus Package or American Rescue Plan, is a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill passed by the 117th United States Congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11, 2021, to speed up the United States' recovery from the economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing recession. Maine has received $2,294,177.00 in LSTA ARPA funds.
Public Library Formula Grants
Deadlines and Follow Up Reporting
List of funded libraries (PDF)
- Spend all ARA funds by March 15, 2022 (this was extended due to delays in processing grant requests and VC applications)
- Reports due by June 15, 2022. Please report earlier if you have spent funds already.
Allowable Funding Categories for Use of ARPA Formula Grants
Formula Grant Requirements: Information about EIN, DUNS # and State of Maine Vendor Account (VC#)
- Current library vendor account status - July 27, 2021
- State of Maine Substitute W-9 & Vendor Authorization Form
Federal Guidance for ARPA Funds
All information about this ARPA funded project can be found at the Bendable Maine webpage.
Maine InfoNet Project
Grant Award Letter [PDF]
MaineCat Environment [PDF]
General ARPA Information
ARPA LSTA Funds for Maine Libraries: Slide presentation (PDF) for April 13, 2021 Statewide Zoom Meeting
Report sent to the Maine Library Commission and presented to MLAC and on ARPA Proposed Spending
LSTA ARPA Projects are fully funded by IMLS