FY 2022 Municipal Appropriation Requirement (MAR) Waivers

At its regular monthly meeting on February 3, 2022, the Board of Library Commissioners granted waivers of the FY2022 Municipal Appropriation Requirement (MAR), and certified the communities below to receive FY2022 State Aid to Public Libraries.

As part of the Waiver application process, municipalities are required to complete a Disproportionate Cut Worksheet to determine whether the cut to the library budget was disproportionate when compared to the overall municipal budget. A cut to the library budget is considered disproportionate when the library budget reduction exceeds the overall municipal budget cut by 5% or more.

For more information, please see the FY22 State Aid to Public Libraries MAR Compliance Waiver Spreadsheet.

Waivers granted to municipalities under the 5% disproportionate cut threshold:

1. Adams 8. Duxbury 15. Medfield 22. Stoughton
2. Ashfield 9. Fairhaven 16. Newbury 23. Wales
3. Avon 10. Greenfield 17. North Adams 24. Walpole
4. Barnstable 11. Hanover 18. Oxford 25. Ware
5. Bellingham 12. Kingston 19. Palmer 26. West Springfield
6. Brookline 13. Lawrence 20. Plymouth 27. Windsor
7. Carver 14. Malden 21. Rutland 28. Winthrop




For More Information

Mary Rose Quinn, Head of State Programs
617-725-1860 x220
857-488-7155 (Mobile)

Jen Inglis, State Aid Specialist
617-725-1860 x227
857-488-6112 (Mobile)