Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund
Grants for Public Libraries
The Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund was established by an
act of the General Assembly in 1993. The Department of Education, through the
Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Bureau of Library Development, administers
the public library portion of this program which is funded from a portion of
the realty transfer tax.
Grants pay up to 50 percent of eligible costs in planning,
acquisition, construction and rehabilitation of public libraries.
Examples of fundable projects include, but are not limited to: ADA upgrades,
new roof, replacement windows, energy efficient upgrades to HVAC systems,
facility expansion and new construction.
A competitive grant application process is used to award matching
facilities grants to municipalities that sponsor state-aided public libraries.
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 Keystone grant requires a
For inquiries regarding the
Keystone process, contact Ed Lupico, Keystone Grants Administrator,
717-783-5747 or email@example.com
The 2016 Keystone Grant Cycle is closed.
2016 Keystone Grant Cycle
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