Calendar

June 2019 ARIS workshops
July 1, 2019 Online ARIS form opens.
Mid-August 2019 State Aid to Public Libraries packet of required print forms sent to libraries.
August 5, 2019 Online submission of the Financial Report opens.
August 16, 2019 Online submission of the Annual Report Information Survey (ARIS) closes.
September 2019 State Aid workshops (will be posted on our calendar when scheduled)
October 4, 2019 Online submission of Financial Report closes.
State Aid Application & Compliance Form due (Print form).
MAR petition due, if necessary (Print form).
November 1, 2019 Four MAR Waiver application documents due:
  1. FY2019/FY 2020 Disproportionate Cut Worksheet.
  2. Municipal budget documentation for FY2019 and FY2020 that shows the appropriation to each municipal department .
  3. Supporting letters/statements from library.
  4. Supporting letters/statements from town.

*This will be the first year of the 5 Year Waiver Plan

November 7, 2019 First group of municipalities meeting requirements are presented to the Board and State Aid awards are made.
December 5, 2019 Second group of municipalities meeting requirements are presented to the Board and state aid awards are made.
January, 2020 List of Communities Not Certified posted (updated later if MAR waiver applicants are denied certification).
January 2, 2020 FY2020 MAR waiver applicants are presented to the Board.
February 6, 2020 Board acts on FY2020 MAR waiver petitions.
March 5, 2020 Board hears any appeals of denial of the FY 2020 MAR.
April 2, 2020 Board acts on any appeals of denial of the FY 2020 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