New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act

LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION BOND ACT GRANT APPLICATION SUBMISSION PERIOD OPEN

3/19/2020

PLEASE NOTE: DEADLINE EXTENSION

Due to the unprecedented interruption in operations caused by the coronavirus outbreak, and specifically for the benefit of the applicants who are working to develop and submit quality applications— while continuing to serve their communities— the New Jersey State Library, in consultation with the Governor’s Office, has made the decision to extend the deadline for submission of the first round of Library Construction Bond Act applications by 60 days to June 5, 2020.  As a result, it will not be possible, as originally anticipated, to submit a list of approved projects to the Legislature in Fiscal Year 2020. The State expects, but can make no assurances, that the list will be submitted to the Legislature in mid-September. To alleviate the burden on libraries that are already under strain from the impacts of this outbreak we feel we must afford applicants this benefit during an extremely difficult period.

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 – EXTENDED DEADLINE
  3. Technical Assistance Webinar – January 22, 2020

APPLICATIONS OPENED ON MONDAY, MARCH 9 AT 9 A.M. EDT

PLEASE NOTE: Do not start to fill out an application until you have created all of your attachments, have all the necessary information, and you are ready to submit, as you cannot save your work. Each attachment upload is limited to 40 MB in size and may only be in the following formats: Word, Excel, PDF and jpg.

You will find helpful information on the grant application process on the Technical Assistance session slides 14-22, located in this PDF.

  1. Go to http://bond.njstatelib.org
  2. Log in using your Jersey Connect login if you have one. If you do not, register here for access to the application
  3. Start an application
  4. Attach required documents
  5. Complete, review and submit your application
  6. Review your submitted application

For technical assistance with the application form contact David Dean, ddean@njstatelib.org.


Questions and Answers about the Bond Act

Thank you to everyone who submitted questions regarding the Library Construction Bond Act. As of February 20, 2020 the final Questions and Answers are posted below.