Mount Carmel Area Public Library Receives State Grant

(HARRISBURG) – The Mount Carmel Area Public Library has been awarded a $59,000 grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative Kurt A. Masser (R-107). 

“I was very pleased to learn that the Mount Carmel Area Public Library was selected through a competitive process to receive this grant,” said Senator Gordner.  “The funds will help facilitate an enhanced experience for those citizens walking through the door.”

Grants can be used for eligible costs in planning, acquisition, construction, and rehabilitation of public libraries. Examples of fundable projects include, but are not limited to: ADA upgrades, roof improvements, replacement windows, energy efficient upgrades to HVAC systems, facility expansion and new construction.  The grant can be used to pay for up to 50% of an approved project.

The Keystone, Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund was established by the General Assembly in 1993.  PDE administers the public library portion of the program, which is funded from a portion of the state’s realty transfer tax.

CONTACT:  Mike Stephens  mstephens@pasen.gov