New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act

On November 7, 2017, New Jersey voters approved a landmark new construction program, the New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act, which authorizes the issuance of $125 million in State General Obligation Bonds to provide grants for the construction, reconstruction, development, extension, improvement and furnishing of public libraries in the State of New Jersey.

This web page was created for public librarians who intend to apply for this grant and provides information on the program, resource lists of architects, building program consultants, interior designers, and fundraisers.

To learn more, visit the links below:

  1. New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act regulation
  2. New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act timeline
  3. Technical Assistance Webinar – January 22, 2020

Questions and Answers about the Bond Act

Thank you to everyone who submitted questions regarding the Library Construction Bond Act. The site is being updated as responses are finalized.

Questions and answers will be posted to this site by Friday, February 14.


Related Forms

A list of forms related to the Library Construction Bond Act.


Solicitation for Grant Applications

WINTER 2020 CYCLE

Issue Date: January 6, 2020

Applications Accepted March 9, 2020 through 4:00 p.m. EDT April 6, 2020.

Please note: Templates updated February 14, 2020

An archive of previous updates (October 2018 through November 2019) can be found here.

Resource Lists:

The State Library does not make recommendations on any of the firms listed on these resource lists, but provides them for informational purposes.  Worksheets on various topics related to library construction have also been developed.

Resources:


Resource lists of architects, building program consultants, interior designers, and fundraisers:


Americans with Disabilities Act:


Updated: February 13, 2020