CARES Act: Mini-Grant Application
(Open May 8 - May 31, 2020)
This grant is available for public libraries (including branches and bookmobiles) and special libraries that are compliant with the Idaho Commission for Libraries’ LSTA eligibility requirements – IDAPA 30.01.01 - as they relate to the acceptance and use of funds for this Federally-assisted project. Eligibility requirements: https://libraries.idaho.gov/ce-grant-eligibiliity/
Please Note: If approved for funding, this grant application will also serve as the contract/grant agreement for each grantee. (See Section II b. below for details.)
I. Grant Overview
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) provides the funding for this grant pursuant to the provisions of the CARES Act (Public Law 116-136) and the IMLS authorization statute (20 U.S.C. § 9101 et seq.). The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) is the administrator of the funds.
Under the CARES Act, this funding is to be used for the following purposes: to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, including to expand digital network access, purchase internet accessible devices, and provide technical support services. Matching requirements for these funds are waived.
In order to achieve the purposes of the Act with respect to Grants to States, this funding is to be used as follows:
A. Primarily to address digital inclusion and related technical support, using the following types of data to inform targeted efforts:
Poverty/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
B. Secondarily to address other efforts that prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19; and
C. With respect to (A) or (B), reach museum and tribal partners, in addition to traditionally eligible library entities, where appropriate.
For complete grant overview, please see the grant program page at: https://libraries.idaho.gov/covid-info/#cares-act