The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) makes this state funding available to public library jurisdictions for renovation, construction and improvement projects that result in more accessible library facilities. Projects may remove architectural barriers from a library building or site, remediate conditions hazardous to health or safety, renovate or expand an existing building for use as a library, or construct a new library.
Accessibility Grants: Accessibility grants are for projects that remove architectural barriers from a building or site that is already in
use as a library or from an existing building that will be used as a library.
Renovation of an existing building may include an addition to the building if the additional space is necessary to
provide accessibility, or if relocating public spaces to the ground level would provide improved overall
Improvement Grants: Improvement grants are for projects that renovate or expand an existing building or construct a new building. Renovation may include projects that remediate conditions that are hazardous to health or safety.
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