Purpose: To assist North Carolina libraries in responding to the coronavirus pandemic, the State Library will provide LSTA funding to help libraries prepare to reopen to the public and adapt services to reduce the impact of COVID-19. This mini-grant program supports Goal One of North Carolina’s Five-Year Plan: Strengthening Capacity.
Authorizing Official: The person who is allowed to accept federal money on the institution's behalf. Typically this is the County Manager, City Manager, Chair of a Governing Board, or University Dean or CFO.
Timeline: Application closes on May 1, 2021. Awards will be issued weekly on a rolling basis. Awarded libraries have 10 weeks from the award date to complete their purchases. Final reimbursement requests and the final report are due 12 weeks from the award date.
Funds: Maximum funds available to each library: $1,500.00 plus $500.00 for each library outlet (bookmobiles included). No matching funds are required for this program.
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Final Report Requirements: Awardees are required to provide the State Library with a short narrative describing the benefit to staff and patrons.
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