GPLS ARPA Relief Grants

ARPA RELIEF FOR GEORGIA PUBLIC LIBRARIES

COVID-19 continues to impact library services on a daily basis. Experts in technology, communications, and social change were surveyed on what life would be like by 2025 due to the pandemic with the prediction that people will develop an even greater reliance on digital tools that swiftly evolve (Source: Pew Research Center). Public libraries will be expected to keep up with this rapid evolution of digital tools and to provide more digital services to their patrons as a result.

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 designated $200 million to the Institute of Museum and Library Services. A portion of that funding has been awarded to state library agencies for COVID-19 relief and must be used by September 30, 2022. Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) will dedicate part of this funding in three key areas: eBooks, technology projects, and digital inclusion efforts.

Please email ARPA@georgialibraries.org with any questions.

EBOOKS

Direct-to-vendor allocation to purchase eBooks for COVID-19 recovery. Some libraries may need to spend funding on eBooks via a subgrant contract with a reimbursement process.

Total Funding Awarded: $1,000,000.00

Awarded Libraries:

  • Athens Regional Library System

  • Augusta-Richmond County Library System

  • Azalea Regional Library System

  • Bartow County Library System

  • Bartram Trail Regional Library

  • Brooks County Public Library

  • Catoosa County Library System

  • Chattahoochee Valley Libraries

  • Cherokee Regional Library

  • Chestatee Regional Library System

  • Clayton County Library System

  • Coastal Plain Regional Library

  • Cobb County Public Library System

  • Conyers-Rockdale Library System

  • Coweta County Public Library

  • DeKalb County Public Library

  • De Soto Trail Regional Library

  • Dougherty County Public Library

  • Elbert County Public Library

  • Flint River Regional Library System


  • Forsyth County Public Library

  • Fulton County Library System

  • Greater Clarks Hill Regional Libraries

  • Gwinnett County Public Libraries

  • Hall County Library System

  • Hart County Library System

  • Henry County Library System

  • Houston County Public Libraries

  • Jefferson County Library

  • Kinchafoonee Regional Library

  • Lake Blackshear Regional Library

  • Lee County Public Libraries

  • Live Oak Regional Library System

  • Marshes of Glynn Libraries

  • Middle Georgia Regional Library

  • Moultrie-Colquitt County Libraries

  • Mountain Regional Library System

  • Newton County Library System

  • Northeast Georgia Regional Library

  • Northwest Georgia Regional Library


  • Ocmulgee Regional Library System

  • Oconee Regional Library

  • Ohoopee Regional Library System

  • Okefenokee Regional Library System

  • Peach Public Libraries

  • Piedmont Regional Library System

  • Pine Mountain Regional Library

  • Roddenberry Memorial Library

  • Sara Hightower Regional Library

  • Satilla Regional Library

  • Screven-Jenkins Regional Library

  • Sequoyah Regional Library System

  • South Georgia Regional Library

  • Southwest Georgia Regional Library

  • Statesboro Regional Public Libraries

  • Thomas County Public Library

  • Three Rivers Regional Library System

  • Troup-Harris Regional Library

  • West Georgia Regional Library System

  • Worth County Library System

ARPA TECH

Technology projects that support COVID-19 relief and recovery, including hardware and software not traditionally funded under the Lib Tech Fund program and supplies/materials that support requested technology. Awards will be a subgrant contract with a reimbursement process.

Total Funding Awarded: $889,480.80

Awarded Libraries:

  • Athens Regional Library System

  • Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System

  • Azalea Regional Library System

  • Bartow County Library System

  • Bartram Trail Regional Library System

  • Chattahoochee Valley Libraries

  • Cherokee Regional Library System

  • Chestatee Regional Library System

  • Clayton County Library System

  • Coastal Plain Regional Library System

  • Cobb County Public Library

  • DeKalb County Public Library

  • De Soto Trail Regional Library System

  • Dougherty County Public Library

  • Elbert County Public Library

  • Flint River Regional Library System

  • Forsyth County Public Library

  • Fulton County Library System


  • Greater Clarks Hill Regional Library

  • Gwinnett County Public Library

  • Hall County Library System

  • Hart County Library System

  • Henry County Library System

  • Houston County Public Library System

  • Lake Blackshear Regional Library System

  • Lee County Library

  • Live Oak Public Libraries

  • Marshes of Glynn Libraries

  • Middle Georgia Regional Library

  • Moultrie-Colquitt County Library System

  • Mountain Regional Library System

  • Newton County Library System

  • Northeast Georgia Regional Library System

  • Northwest Georgia Regional Library System

  • Ocmulgee Regional Library System


  • Oconee Regional Library

  • Ohoopee Regional Library System

  • Okefenokee Regional Library System

  • Peach Public Libraries

  • Piedmont Regional Library System

  • Roddenbery Memorial Library

  • Sara Hightower Regional Library System

  • Satilla Regional Library System

  • Screven-Jenkins Regional Library System

  • Sequoyah Regional Library System

  • South Georgia Regnal Library

  • Southwest Georgia Regional Library

  • Statesboro Regional Public Libraries

  • Thomas County Public Library System

  • Troup-Harris Regional Library

  • West Georgia Regional Library System

  • Worth County Library System

DIGITAL INCLUSION

Projects for library services that support COVID-19 relief and recovery with a focus on outreach and virtual learning/programming. Awards will be a subgrant contract with a reimbursement process.

Total Funding Awarded: $1,137,737.67

Awarded Libraries:

  • Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System

  • Azalea Regional Library System

  • Bartow County Library System

  • Bartram Trail Regional Library

  • Cherokee Regional Library

  • Cherokee Regional Library

  • Coastal Plain Regional Library System

  • Elbert County Public Library

  • Flint River Regional Library System


  • Forsyth County Public Library

  • Fulton County Library System

  • Lake Blackshear Regional Library

  • Middle Georgia Regional Library

  • Northeast Georgia Regional Library System

  • Northwest Georgia Regional Library System

  • Oconee Regional Library

  • Ohoopee Regional Library System

  • Okefenokee Regional Library System


  • Okefenokee Regional Library System

  • Peach Public Libraries

  • Roddenbery Memorial Library

  • Sara Hightower Regional Library System

  • Southwest Georgia Regional Library

  • Statesboro Regional Public Libraries

  • Statesboro Regional Public Libraries

  • West Georgia Regional Library System

  • Worth County Library System