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  Agenda Item No. H.1.f.       
Meeting Date: 08/02/2021  
Item Requested By: Tonya Forbrook
Staff Contact: Tonya Forbrook
Contact Phone Number: 9286680553  
Type of Agenda Item: Consent, Includes Contract Agreement, New Business
STRATEGIC PLAN
This project addresses the below Priority Area(s) and relates to the listed Specific Initiative(s):
Not Applicable

AGENDA ITEM:
Consideration and Action to Accept a Grant Award in the Amount of $18,954.19 from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to Wickenburg Public Library and Authorize the Mayor to Execute the Documents - Tonya Forbrook, Grant Administrator
BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
On April 9, 2021, the Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records the amount of $3,617,020 in American Rescue Plan Act funding. These funds are to be administered in accordance with the existing Grants to States program, and are to be used to: Enable libraries to reach residents with internet hotspots, accessible Wi-Fi, and other digital inclusion efforts, particularly in support of education, health, and workforce development needs; Provide rapid emergency relief to libraries across the country, allowing them to safely respond to the pandemic and implement public health protocols; Support library services that meet the needs of communities throughout the U.S., including costs such as personnel, technology, training, materials, supplies, equipment, and associated indirect costs. These grants to public and tribal libraries focus on the three ARPA priorities listed above, with an emphasis on moving quickly to meet community needs. The funding amount for the libraries was determined based on a needs index that accounted for education, poverty level, unemployment, internet access, and other factors. Wickenburg Public Library has been awarded $18,954.19 through the ARPA funding source. Matching funds are not required.  No option to renew and no possibility of continuation with these grant funds beyond August 5, 2022. Grant funds cannot be used to supplant existing wages. Period of performance: July 1, 2021 – August 5, 2022 Interim report will occur in February 2022, and the final report in September 2022.
SUGGESTED MOTION:
I move to accept the American Rescue Plant Act grant award to the Wickenburg Public Library in the amount of $18,954.19 from Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records and authorize the Mayor to execute the documents.
Attachments
ARPA Award to Wickenburg Library
ARPA Award Contract - LIBRARY

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Form Review
Form Started By: Tonya Forbrook Started On: 07/26/2021 03:17 PM
Final Approval Date: 07/27/2021

    

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