Applications will be accepted through 11:59 PM (CT) on December 31, 2021.
1. Please Identify the type of Library Submitting the Application:
2. Public libraries are eligible to apply only if they are legally established in Nebraska. Please verify the following:
The library has been established for use by the inhabitants of my city, village, county, or township, free of charge, by the city council, board of trustees of an incorporated village, county board, or the electors of a township
There is a library board consisting of at least 5 members. Please notify NLC of current board members, or update via the NLC Supplemental Survey
3. In order to receive funding, you must provide NLC with a Unique Entity Identifier, as required by the federal government. Currently, this is a DUNS number provided by registration through Dun & Bradstreet.
Please enter your 9-digit DUNS Number:
4. CIPA Compliance Certification
Projects which provide access to the Internet require compliance with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA); this means Internet access must be filtered as required by the federal LSTA funding. Grantees need to certify that the library complies with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) for grant proposals involving access via the Internet.
Upon submission of this grant application, I hereby certify that:
This organization is CIPA compliant. The applicant library has complied with the requirements of section 9134(f)(1) of the Library Services and Technology Act.
This organization is not CIPA compliant. Applicant understands and acknowledges that grant funds may not be used to purchase computers used to access the Internet or to pay for direct costs associated with accessing the internet.
By submitting this application and completing the certification section (part 6), the applicant agrees to the timetables set forth in the formula grant notice, reporting requirements, allowable and unallowable costs, and the submission of copies of invoices to NLC in accordance with the grant timelines. Additionally, the applicant provides the following assurances:
(A) Civil Rights and Nondiscrimination Statutes and Regulations:
The Applicant shall comply with all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to, applicable provisions of:
(B) Allowable Costs:
Costs incurred shall be allowable under the principles established in the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards; Final Rule [2 CFR 200 Subpart E-Cost Principles].
(C) Conflict of Interest:
No board or staff member of a public library or library system may use his or her position to obtain financial gain or anything of substantial value for the private benefit of himself or herself or his or her immediate family, or for an organization with which he or she is associated, such as a royalty, commission, contingent fee, brokerage fee, consultant fee, or other benefit [Generally, see 2 CFR § 200.112].
(D) Contracts and procurement:
The Applicant will use its own procurement procedures that reflect applicable state and local laws and regulations, provided the procurements conform to applicable federal law and the standards in [2 CFR §§ 200.318-200.326] Procurement Standards.
(E) Cooperation with Evaluation:
(F) Copyright, Acknowledgement, and Publications:
The Applicant/ Recipient will comply with all copyright and materials acknowledgement requirements as addressed in the projects’ grant guidelines. IMLS and NLC reserve royalty-free, nonexclusive, and irrevocable licenses to reproduce, publish or otherwise use, and to authorize others to use, for their purposes. The copyright in any work developed under this subgrant or contract under this subgrant; and any rights of copyright to which the Applicant or a contractor purchases ownership with grant support. The content of any grant-funded publication or product may be reprinted in whole or in part, with credit to the IMLS acknowledged. However, reproduction of this product in whole or in part for resale must be authorized by the NLC. When issuing statements, press releases, and other documents describing projects or programs funded in whole or in part with federal grant funds, the grant award recipient shall clearly acknowledge the receipt of federal funds in a statement. Subrecipients must acknowledge IMLS in all related publications and activities supported with LSTA award money. A kit with suggestions and materials to help subrecipients publicize grant activities is available at
(G) Fiscal Control:
The Applicant will use fiscal control and fund accounting procedures and will ensure proper disbursement of, and accounting for, federal funds received and distributed under this program [2 CFR §200.328(1)].
(H) OMB Standard Form 424B:
(I) Record Retention:
(K) Grant Evaluation:
(L) Single Audit:
(M) Text Messaging and E-Mailing While Driving:
(N) Time and Effort Supporting Documentation:
(O) Trafficking in Persons:
(P) Debarment and Suspension:
(S) Access to Records:
If you have questions about the ARPA Formula Grant Program, contact:
Sam ShawNebraska Library Commissionc/o ARPA Formula Grant Applications1200 N Street, Suite 120Lincoln, Nebraska 68508-2023