This program provides grants for public library construction projects that:
2017 Program Will Depend on Funds Made Available in FY2018 State Budget
The State Library has requested additional bond funding for both the 2017 and 2018 grant periods. The availability of grants for this year will depend partly on whether additional bond funds are made available for the program. If no additional funds are made available the 2017 grant program for Category 1 (expansion, new buildings, major alteration) will be limited to distressed municipalities. The application deadline will be September 1, 2017 regardless of the budget situation.
List of Active and Completed CT Construction Projects (PDF) - includes funding sources, architects, costs, etc.
All public libraries in the state of Connecticut.
Amount of the Grant
The grant is one-half (1/2) of the total cost of the project. The maximum grant for new buildings, additions, expansions, and major alteration projects is $1,000,000. The maximum grant for code compliance, accessibility, energy conservation, emergency preparedness, remodeling, and maintenance projects is $250,000. The minimum grant is $25,000 (with a total project cost of $50,000).
Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) Section 11-24c
State: State Bonding Fund
Contact Tom Newman (information below) with all your questions.
1. Choose the appropriate "Step by Step" Guide (below).
2. Download the contract documents (actual contract will be sent), including Notice of Applicant Funding.
Association Libraries only: Ethics Affidavits & Certifications for State Contracts (For grants over $50,000 but less than $500,000 complete forms 1 and 5. For grants over $500,000 complete forms 1,5, and 6) and Nondiscrimination Certificate (For grants under $50,000 complete form B. For grants $50,000 and over complete forms C and either D or E.)
3. DAS prequalfication information for individual contracts over $500,000
DAS Municipalities & Awarding Authorities and the Contractor Prequalification Program
DAS Prequalification Certificate example
DAS Contractor Prequalification Directory Search
DAS Performance Evaluation
4. Sign Specifications for grants awarded of $500,000 or more.
5. Notice of Contract Award
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