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ALA announces $1.25M emergency fund for libraries impacted by COVID-19

ALA announces $1.25M emergency fund for libraries impacted by COVID-19 CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) announced it will make available $1.25M in emergency relief grants to libraries that have experienced substantial economic hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic. The ALA ...

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ALA leads historic win for libraries in new relief plan

The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) that just passed the House provides $200 million in funding for IMLS, with $178 million for LSTA, and billions more in library-eligible programs. This is the single largest increase in funding for the IMLS in the agency’s 25-y...

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