ARPA & CARES Act

Overview

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, the MBLC was granted additional funds under both the CARES Act (2020) and American Rescue Plan Act (2021). 

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Programs

In March 2021, the ARPA allocated additional funds to IMLS for the support of museums and libraries. The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) continues to evaluate how to best use funding provided via ARPA to support Massachusetts libraries and the people they serve. 

CARES Act Grant Programs 

In April 2020, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) received CARES Act funding from IMLS to support Massachusetts libraries and the people they serve. These funds were expended on a variety of projects, including eBooks for schools, summer reading software for public libraries, and virtual programming support for public libraries.

 

For More Information

Robert Favini, Head of Library Advisory and Development
617-725-1860 x237
(in Massachusetts) 800-952-7403, x237
robert.favini@mass.gov

Amy Clayton, Administrative Coordinator
617-725-1860 x228
(in Massachusetts) 800-952-7403, x228
amy.clayton@mass.gov