The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has provided the New York State Library with $6,213,213 in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds through the LSTA Grants to States Program. The State Library has allocated $5,514,315 of these federal funds to New York State’s nine regional Reference and Research Library Resources Councils for collaborative regional projects that will advance digital inclusion, encourage library/museum partnerships, and expand student access to digital resources.
CDLC has been allocated $426,534 to support digital equity projects and initiatives in our 10-county region.
We are working with the public library systems, school library systems, museum libraries and others to determine how these funds will be allocated. All funds must be expended by March 31, 2023 (extended from July 2022).
CDLC has been allocated $325,975 for Component 1, Digital Inclusion.
CDLC administers these funds to provide digital equity/inclusion training to member libraries and is working with the three public library systems in our region: Mohawk Valley Library System, Southern Adirondack Library System and Upper Hudson Library System
These funds are being used to:
CDLC has been allocated $55,248 for Component 2, Library/Museum Partnerships.
CDLC administers these funds and provided them to museum libraries that are CDLC members.
CDLC has been allocated $45,311 for Component 3, Digital Resources for Students.
These funds were allocated to the four School Library Systems in our region:
The School Library Systems will use these funds to provide digital resources to K-12 students in their region.