Library Capital Improvement Program

The Library Capital Improvement Program was created by the Legislature in their 2019 Regular Session to assist libraries operated by governmental units, as defined in RCW 27.12.010, to acquire, construct or rehabilitate their facilities. The Department of Commerce, in consultation with the Library Capital Improvement Program Committee, will conduct a statewide competitive grant process to award up to $10 million. The maximum grant amount to any one entity will not exceed $2 million. This program will require a 50% match of the total cost of the project. The program criteria and application is currently under development.

Application Information & Guidelines

****UPDATE****APPLICATION CLOSE DATE HAS BEEN MOVED TO JUNE 15, 2020 12:00 PM (noon)

Applications will be accepted starting March 17, 2020 at 8:00 am.
Applications will be only accepted through ZoomGrants


Apply via ZoomGrants™

****UPDATED INFORMATION****

We understand the constraints of applying for this program at this time. We will be moving the application close date 30 days to allow additional time, see the new application close date below. The program is currently on an October 2020 deadline to supply a recommended funding list to the legislature and will also need time to complete our processes. We hope this helps in your ability to complete your applications.

Additional Resources

Additional Programs

Not all libraries will be eligible for all these programs. Make sure to confirm your eligibility before applying for any funds.

Need help?

Cathy Brockmann
Program Manager
(360) 725-3175
Cathy.Brockmann@commerce.wa.gov