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ARPA Awards 2021: Acknowledgments

This guide will provide all the information you need to apply for an ARPA award from Washington State Library: forms, explanations, ideas, and links


ARPA applications closed 4/15/22

OSOS - WSL logo

IMLS logo


Use these acknowledgements for all spoken, online, and printed promotional materials, including interviews, websites, emails, discussion list posts, flyers, advertisements, presentations, slideshows, evaluation forms, newsletters, and press releases.

Use the following wording:

This grant is supported with ARPA  funding provided by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Library Services and Technology Act, through the Washington State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

Include the OSOS-WSL logo and IMLS logo, which are available for download on the left hand menu bar. For online materials, link the logos to and

When to use acknowledgements:

  • Public Events: Acknowledgement and logos should be included on signage, and both WSL and IMLS should be mentioned at the beginning of public presentations.
  • Press Events: Include the written acknowledgement in your press releases and press kits, and include the dollar amount of LSTA funds received. At press conferences acknowledge WSL and IMLS orally.
  • Printed Materials: Use the logos and written acknowledgement. Remember to include it on PowerPoint presentations.
  • Web Sites: Post the acknowledgement with WSL and IMLS logos, and link the logos back to and
  • Advertisements: Use the logos and written acknowledgment.
  • Public Service Announcements: Include acknowledgement at the end of your PSA.

All equipment purchased with grant funds must be identified on the library's inventory as purchased with LSTA funds and must be marked “Purchased with LSTA funds” in a visible location. We can send you stickers for equipment.

On social media, use @US_IMLS and #IMLSgrant on all platforms when promoting your project.