The Per Capita State Aid (PCSA) program is the largest public library grant program administered by the State Library and is the foundation of state support for public libraries.
The program is authorized pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:74-3 et seq. The first State Per Capita Aid Act was passed by the New Jersey Legislature in 1959. It established the principle of a partnership between local libraries and the State of New Jersey for the provision of quality library service through direct state financial support for public libraries. Its passage set a precedent that the State of New Jersey had a critical partnership role in providing quality library service for the residents of New Jersey.
- Annual Survey
- Timeline for Per Capita State Aid Process
- Property Tax Information – Department of Community Affairs
- 2020 Census
- Chart A: Minimum Number of Employees by Type (Excel Spreadsheet)
- Chart D: Annual Minimum Hours of Library-related Continuing Education (Excel Spreadsheet)
Data Year 2024 (Payment October 2025 – SFY2026)
- 2024 Minimum Amount Needed to Qualify for $1_25 Per Capita (One-Third Mill) and 2023 Equalized Valuation