Library Capital Improvement Program

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, conducts a statewide competitive grant process to award up to $10 million. The maximum grant amount to any one project will not exceed $2 million. The program requires a 50% match of the total cost of the project. Priority is given to library facilities listed on local, state, or federal registers of historic places and those located in distressed or rural areas. 

2025-2027 Funding

Zoom Grants Application
Open: January 5th, 2024
Closes: April 5th, 2024, at Midnight
Review additional details in resources sidebar, and LCIP Application Overview

Application Webinar

No additional live webinars scheduled.
Please watch recording for application points or reach out to program manager Mara Isaacson with questions. 

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