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.

Project Details

Organization Name

American Library Association

Organization Type
Project Lead

Michael Dowling

Start Date
February 1, 2020
End Date
December 31, 2020
Funding Amount
General Public
Library or Information Professional
Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Children (0-12 yrs.)
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations