State Aid Awards & Certification
Municipalities and their libraries are certified each fiscal year for State Aid to Public Libraries. Certification occurs after compliance with Minimum Standards of Free Public Library Service is verified with the MBLC. Compliance is verified on the annual ARIS and State Aid forms that must be submitted each fiscal year to the MBLC by municipalities and their libraries. After compliance is verified, State Aid payments are distributed to certified municipalities and their libraries.
FY 2017 Certified Municipalities and Awards To Date (pdf)- Updated after each Board meeting at which municipalities are certified (usually in November, December, & January).
FY 2016 Municipal Appropriation Requirement Waiver Recipients - Updated after each Board meeting at which municipalities receive waivers (usually in February).
FY 2016 Communities Not Certified - Updated January 1st, when ineligible municipalities lose certification due to non-compliance with the Minimum Requirements of Free Public Library Service. Updated again after the Board denies waivers of the Municipal Appropriation Requirement.
Map of FY 2016 State Aid to Public Libraries (pdf) - Shows State Aid to Public Libraries status of MA municipalities. Updated after the Board completes its annual review of all municipalities.
History of State Aid to Public Libraries Awards (MS Word format) - Lists State Aid to Public Libraries award details since 1987.
History of State Aid to Public Libraries Waiver Applicants (MS Word format) - Lists State Aid to Public Libraries waiver applicant details since 1990.
For more information, please contact Mary Rose Quinn at x220.