Gates Library Initiative

The Gates Library Initiative (GLI) began in New York State with the submission of a State Partnership Grant Application in October 1998. The Gates Initiative brought $16.6 million to New York's public libraries and branches for the purpose of making computer and Internet technology more available to those who have no other means of access. Through the State Partnership Grant and the Staying Connected Grant Program, the Gates Library Initiative provided funding to public libraries and branches in New York State serving communities with a poverty level of 10% or more, as determined by a formula established by GLI.

State Partnership

Library Training Program Grant


Phase 1
Phase 2

Rural Library

Project Final Report

Spanish Language

Project Final Report [ .PDF only pdf icon [1.6 meg]

Opportunity Online Hardware Grant Program

Opportunity Online Broadband Grant Program

Statewide Technology Sustainability Plan [ .PDF only pdf icon [67k]

Last Updated: January 30, 2014 --asm; for questions or comments contact Linda Todd