Public Library Construction Program
NYS Aid for Public Library Construction
The State Aid for Library Construction Grant Program for our region is administered through the Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System. Visit’s NYSED.org’s Frequently Asked Questions page for more information on this program.
Before you apply:
Submissions for the 2016/2017 NYS Aid for Library Construction
have ended. Please check back later for more information regarding the
2017/2018 applications. Check out the
Important links section of this page for more helpful information.
Submissions for the 2016/2017 NYS Aid for Library Construction have ended. Please check back later for more information regarding the 2017/2018 applications. Check out the Important links section of this page for more helpful information.
Ensure you have registered for a NYS Directory Service Account
Have you FEIN and SED Vendor Number
Have your 9-digit DUNS Number
No DUNS Number? Search for your institution and complete the forms at Dun & Bradstreet’s website.
Complete SHPO approval
If your building is more than 50 years old, you may need to receive approval from the State Historic Preservation Office. They will supply a letter upon approval to apply for funding.
CEFLS has established a local deadline of Friday, September 16, 2016 so applications can be reviewed by the Board of Trustees at their September 26, 2016 meeting.
The deadline by which all applications must be filed in the NYS Education Department’s online portal is Wednesday, October 5, 2016.
Chateaugay Memorial Library: $47,867.00 to repurpose a previously unused space, replace outside book drop with internal unit, replace awning, add security, and update furnace system.
Elizabethtown Library Association: $17,316.00 to replace deteriorating roof, torn carpet, worn bathroom floor, lighting, and ceiling tiles, and improve access to circulation desk.
Essex Belden Noble Memorial Library: $60,179.00
to restore exterior doors, windows, and roof, restore and paint exterior,
add insulation, improve lighting, and increase and improve space available
Keene Valley Library Association: $98,842.00 to insulate the building envelope and update the heating system to increase efficiency in the local history room in the first phase of their construction project.
Keeseville Free Library Association: $18,956.00 to replace cracked and missing slate on roof and to address wheelchair access ramp safety issues.
Plattsburgh Public Library: $30,317.00 to improve energy efficiency with LED lighting, install a weatherproof book drop, and renovate heating and cooling system.
Tupper Lake Goff-Nelson Memorial Library: $45,035.00 to replace exterior trim, add flashing to new trim, and remove nonfunctional deck.
Project Enable - Universal Design Library Checklist
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