N.J. seeking more grant applications for Library Construction Bond money

The state announced this week a second round of grant solicitations for the Library Construction Bond Act, planning an allocation of $37.5 million in grants.

The LCBA was passed by New Jersey voters in November 2017 and authorized $125 million in state bonds. The current allocation is subject to change, pending grant agreements from the first round of solicitations, the state noted.

“From providing critical resources to serving as community hubs for learning and gathering for our residents, libraries are a central part of building a stronger and fairer New Jersey for all,” Gov. Phil Murphy said in a prepared statement. “We are pleased to announce the second round of grant solicitations that our communities will benefit from to fund critical projects that will provide improvements to modernize our libraries.”

The program will provide funding for library projects such as ADA accessibility, major building renovations and new construction projects. County, municipal, joint and association public libraries will be eligible to apply for the grants.

Click here for more information. The deadline for applying is 4 p.m. June 4.