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March 27, 2020

Keystone Public Library Renovation/Construction Application Date

The Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) is extending the application deadline for the 2020 Keystone Grants for Public Libraries program to May 15, 2020.   

The Keystone Grant Guidelines and 2020 application are available on OCL's Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund grant webpage. Applications must be postmarked on or before May 15, 2020 and cannot be submitted electronically.

The Keystone grant program provides funds to sponsoring municipalities for up to 50 percent of eligible project costs to plan, acquire, construct or rehabilitate public libraries as outlined in the program's general guidelines. 

COVID-19 Information and Questions

We have established a Guidance and Resources for Public Libraries website page for issues related to COVID-19. The page also has links to:

If you have additional questions about libraries and COVID-19, please email PDE's emergency response account at: RA-EDEmergencyResponse@pa.gov.

As always, I am grateful for your dedication to the public and for your creative commitment to serving the public in new and remote ways during this national health crisis.

Glenn R. Miller | Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries