The first roughly $630,000 of Duchess County’s “Learn, Play, Create” grants will be spent on library equipment, youth sports facilities and resources, and learning tools.
As part of its roughly $57 million American Rescue Plan funding, Dutchess allocated $3.1 million for a grant program to aid youth needs and initiatives. The county announced the first two lists of recipients in recent weeks.
Ten area library systems are splitting $402,500 of the amounts announced so far, with several of them receiving the maximum allocation of $50,000; the maximum for non-libraries is $20,000.
Beekman Library will use its $50,000 to expand its S.T.E.M…