Municipal Appropriation Requirement (MAR) Waivers

According to FY 2012 legislative budget language, the MBLC may grant as many waivers of the Municipal Appropriation Requirement (MAR) as needed beyond the usual 10 waivers the Board has statutory authority to grant.

There is no limit on the number of years, or consecutive years, in which a municipality and its library may receive a MAR waiver.

Please see the "When a Library is Not Certified..." fact sheet for information about what occurs when a library is denied a waiver or is not certified for any other reason.

MAR Waiver Eligibility

To be eligible for a waiver of the MAR, a municipality and its library must:

The MAR Waiver Process

Current Board policies:

To Apply for an MAR Waiver

Requests for waivers of the MAR must be submitted by the due date for the state aid application and must include the following items:

For more information, please contact Mary Rose Quinn at x220 or Liz Babbitt at x227.

Page last updated on 07/1/2015