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National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), through the American Rescue Plan funding for libraries

  • 1.  National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), through the American Rescue Plan funding for libraries

    Posted 19 days ago
    Edited by Lauren Carlton 15 days ago

    Dear ACRL Chapters members,

    Please see the below message on behalf of the ALA Public Programs Office.

    ALA has received $2 million from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), through the American Rescue Plan, to offer relief funding to libraries that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

    Academic libraries are eligible and welcome to apply. If you have any questions, reach out to ALA's Public Programs Office at publicprograms@ala.org. Deadline is 2 Dec 2021.

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    ALA's American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries is 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 in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding to help anchor libraries as strong humanities institutions as they emerge and rebuild from the 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.

    ALA will distribute up to 200 ARP grants of $10,000 each to libraries, with an emphasis on reaching libraries in historically underserved and/or rural communities.

     

    The funding can be used for many purposes, including:

    • Salary and benefit support for library workers engaged in humanities activities
    • Costs related to humanities programming (in-person or virtual), such as book clubs, guest lectures, exhibition development, oral history collection, digitization projects, or heritage festivals
    • Purchases of books, e-books, or technology for use in humanities programming
    • Marketing and advertising to support library humanities efforts

    Learn more at https://www.ala.org/tools/programming/ARPhumanities. Questions? Contact ALA's Public Programs Office at publicprograms@ala.org.

     



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    Lauren Carlton
    ACRL
    American Library Association
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