Connecticut State Library - Division of Library Development
09/01/20 4:00 PM
The session is mandatory:
"Under Eligibility Requirements
Members of the Building Committee, including the Library Director, must attend at least one construction grant information session offered by the State Library."
This program provides grants for public library construction projects that:
State Library Construction Grant Program was established by state statute to provide grants to public libraries using State Bond funds. The amount of funds available is determined by the legislature during the budget process.
Two types of grants:
Compliance with 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.
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 grant contract.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For construction grants approved by the State Library Board prior to 2019, contact:
Dawn La Valle, Director, Division of Library Development, Connecticut State Library
231 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT 06106
For construction grants approved by the State Library Board in 2019 and later, contact:
Maria Bernier, State Data Coordinator
Middletown Library Service Center, 786 South Main St, Middletown, CT 06457
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