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$880,000 is available for chartered member libraries of the Southern Tier Library System.
New York State has approved $34 million in capital funds for public library construction. Chartered libraries in the STLS region, must apply through STLS, using the timeline below.
The minimum project amount is $5,000. All STLS member libraries qualify for a 75% funding match, but the library must have the 25% in matching funds available at the time of application. Decide the amount requested carefully – the library can’t appeal for more funds and is also required to completely expend the funds as described in the application. The amounts of funds awarded to each library will depend on the pool of applicants and funding priorities (see attached Eligibilities, Guidelines, and Priorities).
Routine maintenance is not an eligible expense, including replacement of carpeting, roof repair, repainting, refinishing, repointing, etc. New books or other library materials are also ineligible expenses for this program.
In order to apply for Construction Aid in 2018, please submit the following to Margo Gustina via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or STLS Delivery (attn.: Margo) by July 2nd, 2018:
STLS timeline for 2018 Construction Aid applications
Monday, April 30th: Webinar on Construction Aid. View the state’s here: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/construc/webcasts.htm#20180313
Here’s a recording of ours:
Monday, July 2nd: Member library deadline to submit Intent to Apply packet to Margo
Week of July 9th (exact date/time TBD): Member library presentations to STLS Trustees
Tuesday, July 17th: STLS Board of Trustees votes and recommends awards. Applicants notified.
Friday, September 7th: Complete applications filed online by member libraries.
April – September 2019: New York State announces successful applicants and issues funds to libraries.
For more information contact Margo Gustina, email@example.com.
2018 STLS Notification and Intent-to-Apply-Form (Downloadable Word Intent-to-Apply-Form)
2018 STLS Facility-Plan-Form-for-Construction-Aid (Downloadable Word Facility-Plan-Form-for-Construction-Aid)
STATE WEBSITES ON THE ONLINE APPLICATION (Not updated for 2018)