CARES Act Grants


The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) continues to evaluate how to best use CARES Act funding to support Massachusetts libraries and the people they serve. These grant opportunities represent the first phase of how funds will be used.

Since the shut down due to COVID-19, the Massachusetts Library System (MLS) has conducted weekly check-ins with hundreds of young adult (YA) and children’s public librarians and school librarians. While the grant programs are based on the needs expressed during the check-ins, they are grants for all age groups and are not limited to YA or children.

Available Grant Programs