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Nevada Nonprofits Use ARP Funding To Invest in Reliable Internet for Local Libraries

Nevada Nonprofits Use ARP Funding To Invest in Reliable Internet for Local Libraries

Laura Perkins is pictured in January 2019.

Laura Perkins is pictured in January 2019. (Photo credit: Laura Perkins)

The American Rescue Plan provided local governments with funding to invest in and improve community services. Las Vegas mom Laura Perkins felt this impact at her local libraries, where her children enjoy reliable internet and expanded youth programming.

When Laura’s children were young, she frequently took them to North Las Vegas libraries, where they developed a love for learning. Soon, she became more involved in the library system, serving on the board of a local nonprofit dedicated to helping North Las Vegas libraries provide more resources to the community. The group’s work helped libraries afford more reliable internet and youth programming. Now, Laura is thrilled that American Rescue Plan funds are going to help fund North Las Vegas libraries.

When my kids were younger, the libraries had a lot of programming for children—teaching origami, how to make clay dolls. They learned the history of Native Americans in our area. The community would certainly benefit from more programming. The American Rescue Plan funding can be a big help there. Laura Perkins

The American Rescue Plan provided local governments a lifeline, but further investment is needed to ensure lasting economic recovery.

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