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South Dakota State Library Services

A list of services provided by the South Dakota State Library.

Pandemic Resources

Stimulus Grants Funding Information


Grant Disbursements

Grant payments will be disbursed as reimbursements. Awardees will be required to work with their governing bodies or school administration to make sure they have the funds to purchase the items requested. Receipts must be submitted along with the final report for reimbursement.


The ARPA Grant Proposal form will be reopened by SDSL staff for any awardees who must amend their applications. (There are two additional questions on the form that must be completed for amended applications.) SDSL staff will review the amended application and notify the awardee of approval.


SDSL staff will open the reimbursement form for approved applicants on the Counting Opinions portal: Choose ARPA Grant Reimbursement from Collection menu.

After all purchases have been made by the library, awardees should complete the ARPA Grant Reimbursement form and send the auto-generated invoice to the State Library to initiate the reimbursement process. Provide a copy of all receipts for all purchases. Receipts must show proof that the item was paid for. Order documentation that says, "this is not an invoice" will not be accepted. 

SD Department of Education staff will complete the reimbursement and issue a check to your governing body. You may be contacted by SD DOE for additional information.

Final Report

SDSL staff will open the final report form for approved applicants on the Counting Opinions portal: Choose ARPA Grant Final Report from the Collection menu.

Complete and submit the grant monitoring & reporting form by June 2022.

SDSL grant review committee staff will contact you to set up a site visit or virtual meeting to confirm that all purchases and services covered by grant funds have been implemented.


Siouxland Libraries


Public libraries preparing to reopen: examples from the field (Webjunction)

Texas State Library Reopening Libraries Resource Guide

Plan Examples and Resources - from ND State Library

Reopening Guide - from SC State Library

Reopening Guidelines - from Missouri

Staged Reopening - from Colorado Library Consortium

Recommendations from Georgia

Reopening - Not When, but How - American Libraries

Curbside Service and Phased Reopening Information - From RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System)

Returning to Service: Libraries and COVID-19



If your South Dakota library has developed a plan you would like to share with others, please send to and we will post it on this page. 

Visit our School Libraries & COVID-19 page for topics useful to both school and public libraries including read alouds and fair use.

Topics include:

  • SDSL Databases for K-12
  • Digital books
  • Read Alouds & Fair Use
  • Digital Learning Tools
  • Freebies from Publishers & Vendors
  • Virtual Experiences
  • For Kids
  • Professional Time
  • Webinars & Continuing Education

Here is a graphic courtesy of the Alaska State Library sharing REALM project results of how long the virus lasts on certain materials. 

Archived Webinars:

Libraries and COVID-19: Considering Copyright during a Crisis webcast on April 3, 2020 using WebEx.

Your follow-up resources include:

Libraries and COVID-19: Considering Copyright During a Crisis, Part 2 webcast on April 17, 2020 using WebEx.

Your follow-up resources include: