State Aid for Library Construction

Funds from an appropriation of $34 million in capital funds for public library construction in the FY2021-2022 State Budget can provide up to 75 percent of approved costs of broadband installation and/or approved costs for the acquisition, construction, renovation, or rehabilitation of public libraries or public library system headquarters.

New for 2020-2023 and later: Chapter 389 of the Laws of 2019 allows public library systems to apply for Coordinated Projects and Chapter 381 of the Laws of 2019 also provides library systems with a limited dollar amount to fund projects up to 90 percent of approved costs for libraries serving economically distressed communities.

For information about this program, please contact Natalie McDonough.

For questions concerning construction applications and current and future projects, please contact Frank Rees or Natalie McDonough, as assigned to your library system.


System DLD Staff Contact Email Phone
Brooklyn Public Library to New York Public Library Frank Rees francis.rees@nysed.gov 518-474-1565
Nioga Library System to Westchester Library System Natalie McDonough natalie.mcdonough@nysed.gov 518-486-2194
Last Updated: June 9, 2021 -- sm