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DEADLINES FOR 2024: The Intent to Apply survey form must be completed before May 3, 2024.  State Aid for Library Construction applications are due to NCLS by end of business on August 16, 2024.


Part of running a modern library means making sure your building can support the organization's programs and services, is as energy-efficient as possible, and is safe and accessible for all.

If you have building improvement needs - whether it's a simple reconfiguration or a large expansion project - you should consider the NYS Library Construction Aid program.

This guide will serve as a quick reference to NCLS libraries interested in learning more about this program and those who wish to apply. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to System Services Coordinator Dawn Vincent; you can find her in the NCLS staff directory.

Previous Projects

Having trouble getting started on your construction grant narratives?  Looking for a contractor?  Wondering what types of projects are eligible or been approved in the past?

Check out these past construction grant projects:

Intent to Apply - Survey Form

Public and Association Library Construction: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Application Process webinar

Northeast Summit on Climate Adaptation for Library Facilities (co-sponsored by NYS Library)