Welcome to the revised webpages for the NYS Library’s State Aid for Library Construction program. You can find all the same information about preparing, submitting, and managing your application, now with improved topic headings and a new navigation scheme.
We’re excited to introduce these changes to our State Aid for Library Construction resources. We think the new setup improves accessibility and provides a clear path for users.
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Welcome to the State Aid for Library Construction Program page! State Aid for Library Construction is a formula aid program administered by the New York State Library in partnership with New York State’s 23 public library systems and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY).
Any public or association library or public library system chartered by the Regents of the State of New York or established by an act of the New York State Legislature is eligible to apply for State Aid for Library Construction to cover approved costs for the acquisition, construction, renovation, or rehabilitation of public libraries or public library system headquarters, as well as broadband infrastructure projects. State Aid for Library Construction is funded in accordance with Education Law Section 273-a and Commissioner's Regulation 90.12 (Excerpts from NYS Law and Regulations of the Commissioner of Education).
This section of the website provides information and materials to help libraries and library systems plan, apply for, manage, and close library construction projects.
Learn more about State Aid for Library Construction. Information about types of projects, eligible and ineligible project components, and project timeframes.
Information about preparing your State Aid for Library Construction application, including application specifics, information on cost estimates, and a list of required forms. The application process for State Aid for Library Construction is entirely online. New user? Create Your Account.
Find details on project amendments and project records retention.
Get helpful information on closing your construction project, with specifics on submitting the final report.
Access State Aid for Library Construction funding allocations, look up previously funded projects, and view related reports and publications.