Calendar

June 2021 ARIS workshops
July 1, 2021 Online ARIS form opens.
Mid-August 2021 State Aid to Public Libraries packet of required forms sent to libraries. NOTE: This will be via email this year due to the COVID19 pandemic
August 9, 2021 Online submission of the Financial Report and State Aid form opens.
August 27, 2021

Online ARIS form closes.

Note: Due to the COVID19 pandemic, all forms will be sent to us this year as signed, scanned, electronic attachments. Details will be provided in Collect.

August -September 2021 State Aid workshops (will be posted on our calendar when scheduled) All workshops will be online this year. Separate online workshops will be held for Waiver information.
October 1, 2021

Online submission of Financial Report/State Aid form closes.
MAR waiver petition due, if necessary.

Note: Due to the COVID19 pandemic, all forms will be sent to us this year as signed, scanned, electronic attachments. Details will be provided in Collect.

October 15, 2021

Compiled forms for Multiple Independent libraries Financial Report/State Aid Compliance forms close. These forms are paper and will be sent as an attachment by Uechi but will be submitted electronically.


Note: Due to the COVID19 pandemic, all forms will be sent to us this year as signed, scanned, electronic attachments. Details will be provided in Collect.

November 5, 2021 Four MAR Waiver application documents due:
  1. FY2021/FY2022 Disproportionate Cut Worksheet.
  2. Municipal budget documentation for FY2021 and FY2022 that shows the appropriation to each municipal department .
  3. Supporting letters/statements from library.
  4. Supporting letters/statements from town.
November 4, 2021 First group of municipalities meeting requirements are presented to the Board and State Aid awards are made.
December 2, 2021 Second group of municipalities meeting requirements are presented to the Board and state aid awards are made.
January, 2022 List of Communities Not Certified posted (updated later if MAR waiver applicants are denied certification).
January 6, 2022 FY2022 MAR waiver applicants are presented to the Board.
February 3, 2022 Board acts on FY2022 MAR waiver petitions.
March 3, 2022 Board hears any appeals of denial of the FY 2022 MAR.
April 7, 2022 Board acts on any appeals of denial of the FY 2022 MAR.

For More Information

Mary Rose Quinn, Head of State Programs
617-725-1860 x220
(in Massachusetts) 800-952-7403 x220
maryrose.quinn@mass.gov

Liz Babbitt, State Aid Specialist
617-725-1860 x227
(in Massachusetts) 800-952-7403 x227
liz.babbitt@mass.gov