Connecticut State Library - Division of Library Development
09/01/21 4:00 PM
Grants to Connecticut public libraries to support facility improvement and expansion projects. Applicants must attend a grant information session and submit a Notice of Intent to Apply prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended for projects that develop or enhance new and existing library space.
Grants are available for Category 1 (new building, addition, major alteration) and Category 2 (accessibility, code compliance, emergency preparedness, remodeling, energy conservation, and maintenance [distressed municipalities]) grants.
Eligible costs include
For additional information about eligible costs, see: https://libguides.ctstatelibrary.org/ld.php?content_id=36807691#page=11
Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is most important and has priority in the awarding of grants. Grants for libraries in the 25 distressed communities (as determined by the Department of Economic and Community Development each year) are eligible for maintenance projects and are given some grant priority.
For information about grant criteria, see: https://libguides.ctstatelibrary.org/ld.php?content_id=36807691#page=17
GrantWatch ID#: 159883
The grant is one-half (1/2) of the total cost of the project. The maximum grant for new buildings, additions, expansions, and major alteration projects is $1,000,000. The maximum grant for accessibility, code compliance, emergency preparedness, remodeling, energy conservation, and maintenance (distressed municipalities) projects is $250,000. The minimum grant is $30,000, with a total project cost of $60,000.
Project must start within 18 months of Bond Commission approval (extension possible) and be completed within 5 years of signing a grant contract.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit LOIs and applications to:
Maria Bernier, Construction Grant Administrator
786 South Main St.
Middletown, CT 06457
Dawn La Valle, Director
Division of Library Development
231 Capitol Ave.
Hartford, CT 06106
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