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ARPA Awards for Southeastern Members 2021 - 2022: Digital Resources for Students

Funding Area: Digital Resources for Students

photo of a girl holding a tabletSchool Library System (SLS) Digital Resources for Students projects will enhance students’ access to digital resources. Project activities may include the purchase of new digital resources such as e-books, e-audio books, e-magazines, databases, streaming video, or other digital resources that will enhance student learning. Project purchases that align with NYSED’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Framework are encouraged. Collaborative projects to address regional and/or statewide needs are also encouraged. Applications should indicate the New York 2017-2022 LSTA Five-Year Plan goal addressed in your project as well as goals from your 5-Year plan of service.

This project component has a pre-determined formula allocation for each of the school library systems.

Requirements and Additional information

The State Library posted ARPA Library Subawards Guidelines, which outline the requirements for Southeastern and any member that participates in the project.

Required IMLS/NYSL Attribution

All programs or products that are created or supported totally or in part under a federal ARPA subaward from IMLS, should include the following acknowledgement:

“[Program name or product] is supported with [or “in part with”] federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds allocated to the New York State Library by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).”

Required Federal Assurances

2021 Program Assurances and Certification

Internet Safety Certification Form

Must be signed by system director

Final Report

A final report is required and must be submitted by June 30, 2022 March 31, 2023. The final report will include outputs and outcomes, as well as expenditures.


The date of Southeastern’s award notice will determine when we will begin payment to systems. At that time, payments will be made to School Library Systems following the guidelines.


The grant period is from September 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 March 31, 2023..

Please return the application form by November 1 November 8, 2021.

All funds must be encumbered and expended by June 30, 2022 February 28, 2023. 

Final Report Template

Application Form

Southeastern NY Library Resources Council
21 South Elting Corners Road | Highland, NY 12528
Phone: (845) 883-9065