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State Aid to Libraries, Fiscal Year 2017

The state budget for Fiscal Year 2017 provides for the following state aid to libraries. The RI General Assembly in 2016 included an increase of $900,000 for FY2017 following level funding of state aid since 2008; this has resulted in 23.65% apportioned to each municipality rather than the law’s recommended 25% of eligible funds expended in FY2015 as described in RIGL 29-6-2(a); maintenance of effort is 100% as set forth in RIGL 29-6-3. Level-funding in FY2017 at the 2008 level would have resulted in funding at 21.17% of local appropriations and expenditures.

Public Library Grant-in-Aid, Fiscal Year 2017
FY2016
Library Aid
FY2015 Approp & Expend FY2017
Tax-based
FY2017
Endowment
Total
FY2017
Increase
FY16 > FY17
Barrington $337,167 $1,564,753 $370,059 $4,225 $374,284 $37,118
Bristol $168,505 $785,884 $185,859 $0 $185,859 $17,355
Burrillville $144,949 $699,432 $165,414 $0 $165,414 $20,465
Central Falls $26,046 $108,825 $25,737 $4,787 $30,523 $4,477
Charlestown $46,654 $212,160 $50,175 $1,046 $51,221 $4,568
Coventry $217,150 $1,033,305 $244,374 $0 $244,374 $27,223
Cranston $553,271 $2,437,415 $576,441 $18,833 $595,274 $42,003
Cumberland $266,665 $1,205,823 $285,174 $2,474 $287,647 $20,982
East Greenwich $121,208 $499,141 $118,045 $16,249 $134,295 $13,087
East Providence $354,339 $1,786,269 $422,447 $0 $422,447 $68,108
Exeter $45,910 $220,245 $52,087 $0 $52,087 $6,177
Foster $30,796 $145,717 $34,462 $0 $34,462 $3,666
Glocester $70,625 $328,041 $77,581 $1,182 $78,763 $8,139
Hopkinton $31,101 $130,000 $30,745 $5,553 $36,298 $5,197
Jamestown $87,375 $471,482 $111,504 $3,551 $115,055 $27,680
Johnston $116,751 $510,162 $120,652 $1,559 $122,211 $5,460
Lincoln $195,339 $890,246 $210,541 $0 $210,541 $15,201
Little Compton $30,355 $153,900 $36,397 $0 $36,397 $6,042
Middletown $135,162 $624,099 $147,598 $0 $147,598 $12,436
Narragansett $120,040 $647,278 $153,079 $0 $153,079 $33,039
New Shoreham $80,325 $373,444 $88,318 $0 $88,318 $7,993
Newport $380,016 $1,756,025 $415,295 $2,244 $417,539 $37,522
North Kingstown $266,128 $1,216,979 $287,812 $5,866 $293,678 $27,550
North Providence $175,272 $812,840 $192,234 $0 $192,234 $16,962
North Smithfield $65,478 $333,151 $78,789 $0 $78,789 $13,311
Pawtucket $336,605 $1,619,079 $382,907 $1,561 $384,468 $47,863
Portsmouth $101,476 $476,296 $112,643 $4,288 $116,931 $15,455
Providence $1,138,890 $3,545,000 $838,382 $445,710 $1,284,092 $145,202
Richmond $26,246 $94,827 $22,426 $4,842 $27,268 $1,022
Scituate $94,694 $441,940 $104,517 $0 $104,517 $9,824
Smithfield $269,640 $1,254,265 $296,630 $2,365 $298,995 $29,354
South Kingstown $201,734 $876,546 $207,301 $18,352 $225,653 $23,918
Tiverton $100,382 $490,851 $116,085 $0 $116,085 $15,703
Warren $54,101 $240,332 $56,838 $946 $57,784 $3,683
Warwick $673,157 $3,019,870 $714,190 $25,654 $739,844 $66,687
West Greenwich $29,133 $136,629 $32,312 $0 $32,312 $3,179
West Warwick $152,016 $630,153 $149,029 $13,600 $162,630 $10,614
Westerly $274,847 $410,000 $96,964 $221,181 $318,145 $43,298
Woonsocket $178,865 $766,604 $181,300 $0 $181,300 $2,435
Total $7,698,411 $32,949,008 $7,792,342 $806,069 $8,598,411 $900,000

FY 2017 State Aid Totals

Program

FY2016

FY2017
Change
FY 16 to FY17
Tax-Based Grant-in-Aid $7,031,102 $7,792,342 $761,240
Endowment-Based Grant-in-Aid $667,309 $806,069 $138,760
Total Grant-in-Aid $7,698,411 $8,598,411 $900,000
Statewide Reference Resource Center $1,012,378 $701,052 -$311,326
Institutional Library Grant-in-Aid $62,609 $62,609 $0
State Aid to Public Libraries $8,773,398 $9,362,072 $588,674
Public Library Construction Reimbursement* $2,331,590 $2,223,220 -$108,370
Total State Aid to Libraries $11,104,988 $11,585,292 $480,304

*Public Library Construction funding is based on existing construction reimbursement agreements for completed projects; all obligations for reimbursement are fully funded.