Florida Department of State (DOS), Division of Library and Information Services
Grants starting at $10,000 to Florida counties, municipalities, and special districts for capital projects related to public libraries. Funding may be used for new construction, expansion, remodeling, architectural services, facility purchase, site preparation, equipment, and opening day collections.
Allowable Uses of Grant Funds:
Funds provided under a Library Construction Grant may be used to cover costs of any of the following, as long as the construction project results in a completed library facility:
A. Architectural services;
B. New construction;
E. Purchase of a facility or property to be used as a library.
F. Site preparation, including the provision of parking spaces;
G. Engineering costs and legal fees directly related to the construction of the library;
H. Initial or fixed equipment, including shelving, tables, chairs, information and building technologies, video and telecommunications equipment, machinery, utilities, built-in equipment and enclosures or structures necessary to house them, and all other items necessary to furnish and operate a new or improved facility for the provision of library services; or
I. Opening day collections.
Expenditures must be in compliance with the state guidelines for allowable project costs as outlined in the Department of Financial Services’ Reference Guide for State Expenditures (dated February 2011).
GrantWatch ID#: 174787
A project will not be eligible for a grant when the state portion of the project will be less than $10,000.
The total maximum grant award is $500,000.
The grant period will start on July 1, 2018. A construction project may be initiated 12 months or less prior to the project start date.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For areas east of Jefferson County, address requests to:
Chief, Floodplain Management Services
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Post Office Box 4970
Jacksonville, Florida 32232-0019
For areas west of Jefferson, including Jefferson County, address requests to:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District
Post Office Box 2288
Mobile, Alabama 36628-0001