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American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for Wisconsin Libraries

Division for Libraries and Technology ARPA Sub-grants


Grant Materials

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) Grant Information and Guidelines

ARPA Competitive Grants Final Funding List


On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) became Public Law Number 117-2. The ARPA grant program is administered at the federal level by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). ARPA includes a provision appropriating an additional $200 million for IMLS to carry out museum and library services across the nation. Eighty-nine percent of the $200 million ($178 million) is required to be allocated to state library administrative agencies. 

Using a population-based distribution method similar to the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grants to States program (raising the base amount and excluding maintenance of effort redistribution and state matching requirement), IMLS awarded the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) $3,270,854 on April 8, 2021. This funding is available to Wisconsin through September 30, 2022, the end of the federal fiscal year.

The Division for Libraries and Technology's Library Services Team will continue to post ARPA information on this webpage including descriptions of any projects funded in Wisconsin libraries through the ARPA appropriation from IMLS.

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