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Project Funding Details document - ARPA, LSTA, E-rate, Build America's Libraries, etc.Allowability
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Examples of ProjectsProject CategoryConsiderationsARPAE-rate ReimbursementLSTABuild America's Libraries ActOther (name)
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Security cameras (internal on socially distanced computers; external to thwart vandalism in areas with external Wi-Fi)Building Security
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Security systemsBuilding Security
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Security devices for materials/technologyBuilding Security
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Statewide collaborationsCollaborative partnershipsNot definedLikelyLikely
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Braided funding initiativesCollaborative partnerships
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K-12 collaborationsCollaborative partnerships
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museum collaborationsCollaborative partnerships
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tribal collaborationsCollaborative partnerships
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Midwestern cross-state initiativesCollaborative partnerships
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public-private collaborationsCollaborative partnerships
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STEAM partnershipsCollaborative partnerships
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business-community partnershipsCollaborative partnerships
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complex projects leveraging community partnersCollaborative partnerships
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partnerships with other state agenciesCollaborative partnerships
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DNR State Parks and Recreation Area Collaboration where libraries can check out park passes to users along with outdoors supplies (e.g., park pass + backpack with birding books, animal tracks books, binoculars, and parks brochures/maps of nearby parks).Collaborative partnerships
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Legal aid for librariesCollaborative partnerships
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Hotspots (for checkout in schools and libraries)ConnectivityCIPA compliance required - low compliance rate in WILikelyLikely
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portable deployable networks (busses, vans, bookmobiles (e.g., Kenosha))Connectivity
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portable routersConnectivity
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network boosters/extendersConnectivity
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TelCo support for broadband expansionConnectivity
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statewide soludations to broadband accessConnectivity
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broadband expansion in rural communitiesConnectivity
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broadband expansion in tribal communitiesConnectivity
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infrastructure upgrades to library networks/access points/etc.Connectivity
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lockers for permanent hotspot placementConnectivity
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LTE antennasConnectivity
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wireless tracking (?)Connectivity
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Wi-Fi/community kiosks (see also in Network Enhancement)ConnectivityTelCo resistance toward Wi-Fi kiosks
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Library renovations including drive-thrus / walk-up windowsConstructionConstruction is not allowable with current federal fund sources (ARPA, LSTA)NoNoNoYes
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green initiatives like solar panels / electric vehicle charging stations / LEED certified renovationsConstructionConstruction is not allowable with current federal fund sources (ARPA, LSTA)NoNoNoYes
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"phonebooth" style modular meeting rooms for private meetings accessed using library internetConstructionConstruction is not allowable with current federal fund sources (ARPA, LSTA)NoNoNoYes
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HVAC upgradesConstructionConstruction is not allowable with current federal fund sources (ARPA, LSTA)NoNoNoYes
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accessibility upgrades (e.g., ramps, hearing loops, etc.)ConstructionConstruction is not allowable with current federal fund sources (ARPA, LSTA)NoNoNoYes
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LaptopsDevicesCIPA compliance required; Devices could be for in-house use or checked out to users.If CIPA compliantIf CIPA compliantIf CIPA compliant
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chromebooks (potential collaboration with K-12)DevicesCIPA compliance required; Devices could be for in-house use or checked out to users.If CIPA compliantIf CIPA compliantIf CIPA compliant
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desktop computersDevicesCIPA compliance required; Devices could be for in-house use or checked out to users.If CIPA compliantIf CIPA compliantIf CIPA compliant
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tabletsDevicesCIPA compliance required; Devices could be for in-house use or checked out to users.If CIPA compliantIf CIPA compliantIf CIPA compliant
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hotspot data plansDevicesCIPA compliance required; Devices could be for in-house use or checked out to users.If CIPA compliantIf CIPA compliantIf CIPA compliant
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printers (dedicated to specific print jobs or otherwise).Devices
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WPLC OverDrive support to order more materials to reduce hold times and add needed titlesDigital library contentSustainabilityLikelyNoLikely
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Advantage supportDigital library contentSustainabilityLikelyNoLikely
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digital resource purchasingDigital library contentSustainabilityLikelyNoLikely
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Gale coursesDigital library contentSustainabilityLikelyNoLikely
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LinkedIn LearningDigital library contentSustainabilityLikelyNoLikely
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BrainfuseDigital library contentSustainabilityLikelyNoLikely
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CreativeBugDigital library contentSustainabilityLikelyNoLikely
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online trainingsDigital library contentSustainabilityLikelyNoLikely
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paying consortia fees (OverDrive member fees)Digital library contentSustainabilityLikelyNoLikely
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Digitizing local history (perfect candidate for Wisconsin Humanities Council and National Endowment for the Humanities grants)Digital library contentSustainabilityLikelyNoLikely
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Database consistency and marketingDigital library contentSustainabilityLikelyNoLikely
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Institute modifications to e-rate rules to allow internet service to extend to student residencesE-rate RulesSustainability
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modify rules to provide discounts for internet service for student residencesE-rate RulesSustainability
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modify rules to remove CIPA compliance regulations during pandemicE-rate RulesSustainability
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Emergency response supplies (solar phone chargers, resources for respite, tying-in with programs through ready.gov CERT program, etc.)Emergency preparedness/responseLikelyNoLikely
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hiring a disaster planning consultant to develop statewide plan and resources specific for libraries/systems/state library to be less vulnerable to future disasters/pandemics/etc.Emergency preparedness/responseLikelyNoLikely
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technology training for library staff geared toward emergency preparedness and reopening library buildingsEmergency preparedness/responseLikelyNoLikely
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response to pandemic using technological services to allow for social distancing (e.g., robots or drones to run curbside services to limit risk of exposure)Emergency preparedness/responseLikelyNoLikely
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transition grants for reopening librariesEmergency preparedness/responseLikelyNoLikely
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dedicated (or flexible) recovery spaces in libraries for social works / employment specialists / basic assistance supportEmergency preparedness/responseLikelyNoLikely
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needs assessment for transitioning from a closed building to an open buildingEmergency preparedness/responseLikelyNoLikely
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grants to libraries to meet specific needs (open-ended, competitive, discretionary)Emergency preparedness/responseLikelyNoLikely
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libraries as recovery centersEmergency preparedness/responseLikelyNoLikely
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child care (helps with workforce development)Emergency preparedness/responseLikelyNoLikely
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Un-upholstered furniture (easier to wipe down)FurnitureEquipment costs, inventoryLikelyNoLikely
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Adjustable height tables (easy to adjust)FurnitureEquipment costs, inventoryLikelyNoLikely
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Competitive grants awarded to libraries/systems for specific needsGrants for library- / system-identified projectsNot definedLikelyLikely
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Formula grants to libraries / distributed to systems for individual needs (CARES-style)Grants for library- / system-identified projectsNot definedLikelyLikely
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Improve SLAA financial operations to expedite aid disbursementImprove SLAA OperationsNot defined
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Continuing educationLibrary ServicesLikelyNoLikely
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digital servicesLibrary ServicesLikelyNoLikely
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programmingLibrary ServicesLikelyNoLikely
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Sustaining core library services through system membership discounts subsidized by state libraryLibrary ServicesLikelyNoLikely
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Subsidize all ILS payments made by member libraries to systems to bring down ongoing costsLibrary ServicesLikelyNoLikely
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Library workforce continuing education around technologyLibrary workforce developmentLikelyNoLikely
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General continuing education expenditures identified by library systems. For example, support additional system-wide and regional continuing education collaboration.Library workforce developmentLikelyNoLikely
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Event sponsorshipsLibrary workforce developmentLikelyNoLikely
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Conference scholarships. For example, provide scholarships for library staff to attend WLA &/or WAPL conferencesLibrary workforce developmentLikelyNoLikely
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Marketing initiativesMarketingGeneral marketing of the library is not allowable. Marketing costs must be geared toward specific projects or initiatives.LikelyNoLikely
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Marketing any of the projects listed in this sheetMarketingLikelyNoLikely
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Library AwareMarketingLikelyNoLikely
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Augmenting statewide workforce marketing efforts funded by IMLS for the LAWDS project to amplify efforts.MarketingLikelyNoLikely
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Data gathering about locations and percentages of students throughout the state where service is unavailableMLabsCannot lobby (advocate) with federal funds
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Sharing information with PSC, legislators, and providers so there is shared awareness of areas where service is unavailable, unreliable, or unaffordableMLabsCannot lobby (advocate) with federal funds
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Needs assessments to identify projects with significant impactNeeds assessmentLikelyNoLikely
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Wireless access points, mesh extenders, UPS, Wi-Fi extenders, repaters, additional access points, satellite dishes, solar umbrellas (and all required peripheral cabling/equipment/installation expenses)Network EnhancementLikelyLikelyLikely
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Wireless access points (internal/external) for outdoor, socially distanced wireless internet access (and all required peripheral cabling/equipment/installation expenses)Network EnhancementLikelyLikelyLikely
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Wi-Fi boosters on roofsNetwork EnhancementLikelyLikelyLikely
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library network infrastructure enhancements, upgrades, timely replacementsNetwork EnhancementLikelyLikelyLikely
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logging tools to identify where public access is neededNetwork EnhancementLikelyLikelyLikely
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enhance bandwidthNetwork EnhancementLikelyLikelyLikely
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Wi-Fi kiosks (see also in Connectivity)Network EnhancementLikelyLikelyLikely
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CBRS specifications defined for requisitions/procurementsNetwork EnhancementLikelyLikelyLikely
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EBS spectrum made available for schools to extend their networks to student residencesNetwork EnhancementLikelyLikelyLikely
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Mapping outdoor and open wireless internet information throughout the state - one central location to find Wi-Fi near youNetwork EnhancementLikelyLikelyLikely
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Expand broadband statewide to anchor instutitions (i.e., libraries)Network EnhancementLikelyLikelyLikely
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Upgrading modems/routers (and all related supplies/materials/installation expenditures)Network EnhancementLikelyLikelyLikely