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DLIS Florida American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)


Watch the recording of Managing Your 2021-2022 APRA Project Office Hours (1:31:27) to help you manage your grant. 


The DLIS Florida American Rescue Plan Act Grant Program (ARPA) supports libraries in helping communities respond directly and immediately to the pandemic, as well as to related economic and community needs through equitable approaches in digital inclusion and library services.

Projects may continue, enhance or expand existing programs and services, or they may launch new ones to address emergent needs and unexpected hardships. 

Funds available

The Department of State has received $6,735,385 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act.

Funded projects

Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Funded ARPA Projects (PDF)

Application status

  • The deadline for application submission was August 5, 2021.
  • The Division received 64 applications requesting a total of $8,431,595. 


Date Activity
July 1, 2021 Application available
August 5, 2021, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Applications due
August 6-19, 2021 Application review by DLIS
August 19 – September 23, 2021 Application review by State Library Council
September 24 and 28, 2021

State Library Council funding recommendation virtual meeting (two days)

October 2021 Funding recommendations to Secretary of State for approval
October 2021 Grant agreements sent to grantees for review, approval and signature
January 30, 2022 Mid-Year Report due
September 15, 2022 Project payments complete
September 30, 2022 Project period ends
November 1, 2022 Annual Reports due

Manage your grant

This information will help you manage your ARPA grant.

Because ARPA funding is administered through the Institute of Museum and Library Services, LSTA grant management information will also apply to ARPA grants.

Review the grant guidelines, partnership agreement and MLS certification form.

Contact us

For more information, contact the [email protected] or 850.245.6630.

During FY2022-23, the percentage of total costs for the Administration of the Annual Program financed with federal money is 66%; the federal dollar amount to be spent on the program is $487,554. This program does not receive any nongovernmental funding.

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.