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: https://sd.countingopinions.com. 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.
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.
SDSL staff will open the final report form for approved applicants on the Counting Opinions portal: https://sd.countingopinions.com. 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 https://www.siouxlandlib.org/reopen
Plan Examples and Resources - from ND State Library
Reopening Guide - from SC State Library
Reopening Guidelines - from Missouri
Staged Reopening - from Colorado Library Consortium
Reopening - Not When, but How - American Libraries
Curbside Service and Phased Reopening Information - From RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System)
If your South Dakota library has developed a plan you would like to share with others, please send to Brenda.Hemmelman@state.sd.us 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.
Here is a graphic courtesy of the Alaska State Library sharing REALM project results of how long the virus lasts on certain materials.
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:
COVID-19 Healthcare Information Portal now available from EBSCO Information Services. (EBSCO Information Services) A team of healthcare professionals and evidence-based medical experts at EBSCO Information Services has launched a COVID-19 portal which aggregates real-time information updates from authoritative sources to provide information on all aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Click here to access: COVID-19 Healthcare Information Portal
Learning Express Library provides resources for Career, Practice Tests, Elementary, Middle School, and High School.
Here is "How-To" information: Learning Express
There is a full length video (20 minutes), plus shorter ones on each aspect of how to use the resource.
There is also a one page Quick Start Guide here: Quick Start Guide
ProQuest has a Coronavirus Research Database. You may access it in either of these ways:
Direct link: ProQuest Coronavirus Research Database
If you access one of our other ProQuest resources, like ProQuest Research Library, if you click on Change databases:
You will see it on the list: