CARES Act funding for libraries is starting to roll out. The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is giving $30 million of the $50 million CARES Act library allocation directly to State Libraries based on population.
The Wyoming State Library will receive $52,297. The funds can be used “to address digital inclusion” or “other efforts that prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19.” IMLS should be issuing further guidance to better define these categories in the coming weeks.
The WSL is currently forming a committee of a small group of library directors to help determine how these funds will be expended. Questions about federal funding may be directed to Jamie Markus, Wyoming State Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (307) 777-5914.
Please don’t forget about Wyoming Museums!!! These funds are for libraries, museums, and related organizations.
Absolutely! The committee will include at least one member from the museum community.