The primary objective of the Library Construction and Major Expansion Matching Grant Program is to provide communities with the financial assistance needed to help construct a public library or make a major expansion and associated renovations to an existing public library.
The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, Division of Community and Regional Affairs’ Grants Section manages the program under the provisions of the Alaska Statutes 14.56.355-14.56.356 and 3 AAC 198.010-900.
Subject to appropriation, the program provides not more than 50 percent of the total proposed grant project costs to an eligible applicant.
Eligible applicants are municipalities, Native Village Councils, or an incorporated non-profit entity in the unorganized borough.
The deadline for submission of an application under the FY16 program is 4:30 p.m. Friday, August 29, 2014.
Appropriations for specific projects will be made in the FY16 capital budget. Funding will be available effective July 1, 2015.
Division of Community and Regional Affairs
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development