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.
2023-2025 Library Capital Improvement Grants Awarded
The following projects have been selected to receive grant funding:
- City of Port Townsend, Port Townsend Public Library Annex Window replacement and ADA bathrooms, $172,560
- City of Longview, Longview Library Climate Improvements, $750,000
- City of South Bend, South Bend Library Improvement, $248,862
- City of Walla Walla, Public Library Expansion and Renovation Project, $2,000,000
- Stevens County Rural Library District, Hunters Community Library, $615,000
- City of Shelton, William G Reed Public Library Deck Repair, $70,000
- Tacoma Public Library, Reimaging Tacoma’s Main Library, $2,000,000
- Pend Oreille County Library District, Newport Land Acquisition, $200,000
- Camas Public Library, Exterior Improvements, $730,000
- San Juan Island Library District, New Spring Street Facility, $2,000,000
- Pierce County Library- Bonney Lake, Bonney Lake Library, $164,285
- Pierce County Library- Sumner, Sumner Library, $1,049,293
Upcoming: NEW 2023 Competitive Grant Cycle
The Library Capital Improvement Program is awarded $10 million from the 2023-2025 legislative session to conduct another competitive cycle.
- Application cycle anticipated to be open January 2024- April 2024.
- Maximum grant amount to any one project will not exceed $2 million.
- Requires a 50% match of the total cost of the project. This means for every grant dollar; you must put in one dollar.
- Priority is given to library facilities listed on local, state, or federal registers of historic places and those located in distressed or rural areas.