New York State Library

CARES Act Library Program 2020-2021

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) provided the New York State Library with $1,757,794 in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds through the LSTA Grants to States Program. The State Library allocated $1,409,357 of these federal funds to New York State’s 23 public library systems.

This page contains information about how CARES Act funds were allocated and used across New York State's public library systems.


View allocations to public library systems and a breakdown of CARES funding.


Explore CARES Act-funded projects across New York State's 23 public library systems.

Other Funding Programs

Browse a list of state and federal funding programs overseen by the NYS Library.

Last Updated: July 29, 2022