2016 Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund Grants for Public Libraries | Compendium

The Office of Commonwealtcrane demolishing a buildingh Libraries invites the submission of a Letter of Intent in competing for the 2016 Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund Grant program.

The current competitive grant application process is used to award matching grants to municipalities that sponsor state-aided public libraries.  These grants can be used for planning, acquisition, construction and rehabilitation.  To be eligible, the sponsoring municipality and the board of the state-aided library must jointly submit an application developed cooperatively by both entities and signed by their governing bodies.

The maximum Keystone grant award is $500,000 with no minimum and requires a dollar-for-dollar match.

To start the grant process, potential applicants must file a Letter of Intent with the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, postmarked on or before May 31, 2016.  Letters of Intent will be reviewed by staff for eligibility.

The Office of Commonwealth Libraries will issue an Invitation to Proceed letter based on eligibility of the project and proper completion of the Letter of Intent.

Send the completed Letter of Intent to:

Pennsylvania Department of Education
Office of Commonwealth Libraries
607 South Drive
221 Forum Building
Attention: KEYSTONE
Harrisburg, PA   17120-0600

Click here to access the Keystone grant documents via the State Library website

Please send any questions about the process to RA-Keystone@pa.gov