Information on American Rescue Plan Grants Available to Museums

Posted by OMA on 11/03/2021
Information on American Rescue Plan Grants Available to Museums
State of Oklahoma ARPA Portal 
State of Oklahoma American Rescue Plan Act Portal Open for Submissions
The State of Oklahoma will be evaluating projects and ideas that will enable the State to make strategic investments that will benefit future generations while improving services for all Oklahomans today with the state portion of the ARPA funds. All Oklahomans can share their projects and ideas related to the use of ARPA funds. 1) The simplified path (with less than 10 high level questions) is for users with an idea for a project but not a full project plan or who want to tell the state how the pandemic has impacted them or their community. or 2) The more detailed path (approximately 30 questions) is designed for users with a project plan. Please be prepared to submit detailed budget information, project metrics and timelines. More information on the ARPA portal here
There is no deadline, but if your museum plans to submit a project, then we recommend doing it once you have it ready, and not to delay. OMA asks that you email us at [email protected] let us know if you submit a project, as we are going to keep track of submitted museum projects. It is recommended that you let your state representative and state senator also know that you have submitted a project through the portal.
The following two recorded presentation will provide more information and ARPA Updates
Oklahoma Arts Council - to be announced
Oklahoma Department of Libraries, IMLS (deadline passed)
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) (deadline passed)
National Endowment for the Humanities (deadline passed)
Oklahoma Humanities (deadline passed)
National Endowment for the Arts  (deadline passed)
Mid-America Arts Alliance (deadline passed)
Please check with your local city/town and county to inquire about their ARPA fund distribution process.