Keystone Construction and Renovation Fund
The Pennsylvania General Assembly had passed legislation (Act 50) in 1993 to establish the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund. The Department of Education, through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Bureau of Library Development, administers the public library portion of the Fund.
Rules and Regulations for Grants for Public Library Construction may be found in 22 PA Code Chapter 142 and are located at the end of each Keystone application. They are also available in the PA Bulletin at 26 PaB 5951.
A competitive grant application process is used to award matching construction grants to municpalities to benefit state-aided public libraries. Grants pay up to 50% of eligible renovation and new construction costs.
For more information, contact:
Pennsylvania Bureau of Library Development