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Alaska Division of Libraries, Archives, and Museums Distributes ARPA Grant Funds to Alaska Organizations
Alaska Division of Libraries, Archives, and Museums Distributes ARPA Grant Funds to Alaska Organizations
by LAM Webmaster on November 29th, 2021 in Archives, Museums, Libraries | Comments

For Immediate Release
November 26, 2021

Juneau – The Alaska Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums is pleased to announce that 114 Alaska cultural organizations will receive $2.2 million in grant funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) received through the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Twenty-nine museums; 80 academic, public, school, and tribal libraries; three archives; and two related organizations will receive funding that allows these institutions to respond to community needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Projects range from purchasing internet accessible devices so community members can maintain essential internet connectivity, to producing radio and video programs that provide educational offerings at a distance, to sharing books, photographs, and other collections online. ARPA funds will be used for digital projects (41%), pandemic response (27%), purchase of books and other library materials (23%), and for training (9%).

“We look forward to seeing how these projects improve education, promote community healing, and help Alaska’s libraries, archives, and museums to continue serving Alaskans,” says Patience Frederiksen, director of the Alaska Division of Libraries, Archives, and Museums.

A list of institutions that will receive these grants is available upon request.

Media Contact:

Patience Frederiksen
Director, Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums
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