ODL Awards CARES Act PPE Grants to 64 institutions

The Oklahoma Department of Libraries has awarded 64 grants to public libraries, tribal libraries, tribal cultural centers, and museums to help the institutions purchase personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies, customer safety supplies, and other materials and equipment to help keep their staff and visitors safe during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The funding is courtesy of the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the federal CARES Act legislation. ODL and other state libraries received funding to help libraries and cultural institutions respond to the public health crisis.

The federal directive is a means to help with safety measures in response to COVID-19 and to help institutions with digital inclusion efforts. The pandemic has thrown a spotlight on America’s digital divide. ODL is also offering a grant opportunity to help improve digital inclusion at libraries, cultural centers, and museums. The digital inclusion grantees will be announced in July.

PPE grant recipients and award amounts are listed below by Oklahoma’s U.S. Congressional Districts and then by city or town:

Oklahoma U.S. Congressional District 1

Bartlesville
Delaware Tribe of Indians
$1,000

Broken Arrow
Military History Center
$1,000

The Museum Broken Arrow
$1,000

Tulsa
108|Contemporary
$500

Philbrook Museum of Art
$500

Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art
$600

Tulsa Air and Space Museum and Planetarium
$600

Tulsa Children’s Museum of Discovery Lab
$1,000

Tulsa Historical Society and Museum
$500

Wagoner
Wagoner City Public Library
$1,000

Oklahoma U.S. Congressional District 2

Checotah
Friends of Rentiesville Blues, Inc. / D.C. Minner Rentiesville Museum
$1,000

Claremore
Claremore Museum of History, Inc.
$620.00

Durant
Donald W. Reynolds Community Center and Library
$1,000

Durant Historical Society / Three Valley Museum
$1,000

Miami
Miami Public Library
$1,000

Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma
$1,000

Shawnee Tribe Cultural Center
$1,000

Muskogee
Three Rivers Museum
$1,000

Okmulgee
Okmulgee Public Library
$1,000

Stratford
Chandler-Watts Memorial Library
$1,000

Tahlequah
United Keetoowah Band John Hair Cultural Center and Museum
$950

Wyandotte
Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
$1,000

Oklahoma U.S. Congressional District 3

Alva
Alva Public Library
$1,000

Beaver
Beaver County Pioneer Library
$1,000

Blackwell
Blackwell Public Library
$950.00

Top of Oklahoma Historical Society Museum
$600

Carnegie
Carnegie Public Library
$1,000

Drumright
Drumright Historical Society Museum
$1,000

Enid
Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park, Inc.
$800


Hobart
Hobart Public Library
$1,000

Kaw City
Kaw Nation (2 sites)
$2,000

Kingfisher
Chisholm Trail Museum, Inc.
$1,000

Pawnee
Museum of the Pawnee Nation
$1,000

Perkins
Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma (2 sites)
$2,000

Thomas-Wilhite Memorial Library
$400

Perry
Perry Carnegie Library
$400

Ponca City
Ponca City Library
$1,000

Prague
Haynie Public Library
$1,000

Sayre
Sayre Public Library
$830

Stillwater
Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar
$1,000

Stillwater Public Library
$1,000

Watonga
Watonga Public Library
$1,000

Yukon
Mabel C. Fry Public Library
$1,000

Oklahoma U.S. Congressional District 4

Ardmore
Ardmore Public Library
$1,000

Southern Oklahoma Library System (8 sites)
$4,000

Lawton
Lawton Public Library (2 sites)
$1,500

Norman
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
$500

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
$1,000

Oklahoma City
Museum of Osteology
$630

Piedmont
Piedmont Public Library

$870

Ringling
Gleason Memorial Library
$1,000

Rush Springs
Glover Spencer Memorial Library
$550

Oklahoma U.S. Congressional District 5

Arcadia
Arcadia Historical and Preservation Society, Inc. (Round Barn of Arcadia)
$1,000

Edmond
Edmond Historical Society and Museum
$1,000

Oklahoma City
National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
$500

National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum
$700


Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation
$500

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
$500

Oklahoma Hall of Fame / Gaylord-Pickens Museum
$500

Oklahoma History Center
$500

Oklahoma Railway Museum
$1,000

Science Museum Oklahoma
$500

Shawnee
Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art
$1,000

Wewoka
Seminole Nation Museum
$1,000