PHOENIX – The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, will award $850,000 in grants throughout the state for more than 60 library projects. The grant money was made possible with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Some of the projects funded by the grant program include:
- Access to justice for self-represented litigants
- Extended reality training for teachers
- Wi-Fi hotspot lending
- Audio-enabled books for children
- Makerspaces in urban and rural communities
- Kindergarten readiness activities
- Physical literacy for aging adults
- Business start-up kits
For a complete list of the funded projects, please go to: https://azlibrary.gov/libdev/funding/lsta
“Libraries are an essential source for communities, now more than ever,” said Secretary of State Katie Hobbs. “These subgrants will make a huge difference for Arizona families and business owners who need access to these crucial services.”
Libraries from ten counties submitted applications and at least one library from each of those counties received an award. They include academic, public, school and tribal libraries.
The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records is a division of the Arizona Secretary of State. For more information visit www.azlibrary.gov or call 602-542-6200.