Public libraries have until June 15 to apply for up to $750,000 in funding.

PHILADELPHIA, PA, April 26, 2018 – State Sen. Christine Tartaglione wishes to remind public libraries and their supporters that the application period is open for the 2018 Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund Grants for Public Libraries program.

Keystone grants are competitive grants of up to $750,000 that may be used for planning, acquisition, construction and rehabilitation of public libraries. Each grant must be matched dollar-for-dollar by the library’s municipality. To be eligible, the sponsoring municipality and the library’s board must jointly prepare and submit an application. Their matching funds must be on-hand at the time of application.

Applications are due to the Office of Commonwealth Libraries by June 15 and are available via and by following the “For Libraries,” “Subsidies and Grants” and “Keystone” links. Applicants should be notified by early September if they have been awarded a grant.

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