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Puerto Rico Library Disaster Relief Project (SEA)

The American Library Association (ALA) has been leading the response and recovery effort for libraries damaged by Hurricane Maria in 2017 and is beginning to also assist those libraries that were additionally impacted by the recent earthquakes. There are dozens of libraries needing support. ALA continues to work with the local library leaders in Puerto Rico to provide computers and other resources needed to restore access to communities in need of information on health and a multitude of other topics as they rebuild their lives. Thanks to an earlier grant from NNLM in 2017-18 ((1600679), ALA was able to provide new computers to a university library and two municipal/community libraries in Puerto Rico.
Identify any specific population(s) this project will serve: 
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
General public
Library or information professional
Project Lead:
Michael Dowling
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Project Funding:
Federal Fiscal Year: 
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Funding Period:
Feb 1, 2020 to Dec 31, 2020
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