Calendar

June 2017 ARIS workshops
July 1, 2017 Online ARIS form opens.
Mid-August 2017 State Aid to Public Libraries packet of required print forms sent to libraries.
August 7, 2017 Online submission of the Financial Report opens.
August 18, 2017 Online submission of the Annual Report Information Survey (ARIS) closes.
September 2017 State Aid workshops (will be posted on our calendar when scheduled)
October 6, 2017 Online submission of Financial Report closes.
State Aid Application & Compliance Form due (Print form).
MAR petition due, if necessary (Print form).
November 2, 2017 First group of municipalities meeting requirements are presented to the Board and State Aid awards are made.
November 10, 2017 Four MAR Waiver application documents due:
  1. FY 2017/FY 2018 Disproportionate Cut Worksheet.
  2. Municipal budget documentation for FY 2017 and FY 2018 that shows the appropriation to each municipal department .
  3. Supporting letters/statements from library.
  4. Supporting letters/statements from town.
December 7, 2017 Second group of municipalities meeting requirements are presented to the Board and state aid awards are made.
January, 2018 List of Communities Not Certified posted (updated later if MAR waiver applicants are denied certification).
January 4, 2018 FY 2018 MAR waiver applicants are presented to the Board.
February 1, 2018 Board acts on FY 2018 MAR waiver petitions.
March 1, 2018 Board hears any appeals of denial of the FY 2018 MAR.
April 5, 2017 Board acts on any appeals of denial of the FY 2018 MAR.

For More Information

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

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