|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.