Notice

Keystone Grants for Public Library Facilities Workshops Being Held

December 13th, 2018

Keystone 2019 Pre-Application Workshops
 
The PA Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries, will begin accepting applications for the Keystone Grants for Public Library Facilities on February 1, 2019. This application requires a Library to partner with a Municipality (Borough, Township, City, County, etc.) that is served by that library. Those applicants whose qualifying projects are funded through this competitive grant program will receive a contract between the Commonwealth and the sponsoring Municipality who will administer the grant. The grant is a matching grant, with the recipient providing 50 percent or more of the project costs. There is no minimum request, with a maximum grant of $750,000. The project may only benefit a public library facility. For more information, documents from the previous grant round can be viewed here.
 
In advance of the application, the Office of Commonwealth Libraries is offering workshops for library and municipal personnel who are considering applying for a Keystone Grant for Public Library Facilities in 2019.  This workshop will cover the Keystone program and application, and will allow time for attendees to ask questions.
 
Workshops are scheduled at the following locations:
January 14, 2pm-4pm: Mt. Lebanon Public Library, Pittsburgh (Southwest PA)
January 15, 1pm-3pm: DuBois Public Library, Dubois (Northwest PA)
January 16, 10am-Noon Annie Halenbake Ross Library, Lock Haven (North Central PA)
January 17, 1pm-3pm: Pittston Memorial Library, Pittston (Northeast PA)
January 23, 10am-Noon: East Shore Area Library, Harrisburg (South Central PA)
January 25, 10am-Noon: Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library, Norristown (Southeast PA)
January 29: Online Webinar: 1pm-2:30pm
January 30: Online Webinar: 10am-11:30am
 
(If the library site is closed due to inclement weather, that day’s workshop will be cancelled.)
 
Register for one of these events at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N6C922X
 
Please direct any questions to RA-Keytone@pa.gov.