Secretary of State Jason Kander announced that Cedar County Library received a technology grant in the amount of $3,231. The funds will be used to replace the library branch’s outdated server.

“This grant will enable Cedar County Library to continue to provide the best resources and services to the public,” Kander said. “Improving technology and replacing outdated equipment ensures our libraries are able to better serve their communities and Missouri as a whole.”

The secretary of state’s literacy and educational enrichment grants are funded by the Library Services and Technology Act through the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, which is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute’s mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.

In the 2016 fiscal year, the Missouri State Library, a division of Kander’s office, has approved a total of 120 grant applications, distributing $908,221 in federal awards to libraries throughout Missouri.