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**** THE APPLICATION CLOSE DATE WAS MOVED TO JUNE 15, 2020, 12:00 PM (noon) AND  IS NOW CLOSED.

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


Apply via ZoomGrants™

****UPDATED INFORMATION****

Thank you for your application submissions. The applications are going through the process of rating/ranking/recommendation at this time. The decisions will not be available until late summer. If you submitted an application, you will be notified as soon as we can.

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