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State Aid to Libraries, Fiscal Year 2018

The state budget for Fiscal Year 2018 (Executive Summary, Appendix C, page C-10) provides for the following state aid to libraries. Level funding has resulted in 22.79% apportioned to each municipality rather than the law’s recommended 25% of eligible funds expended in FY2016 as described in RIGL 29-6-2(a); maintenance of effort is 100% as set forth in RIGL 29-6-3.

The 2017 General Assembly recessed on June 30 without passing a budget for Fiscal Year 2018; under state law the state will continue to operate under the previous year's budget until the 2018 budget is passed by the General Assembly. Total state aid to libraries is funded at the 2017 level in the budgets passed by the House and Senate. The Office of Library and Information Services will distribute state aid in accordance with existing state law (RIGL 29-6-2), which bases 2018 state aid allotments on 2016 expenditures and appropriations; cities and towns will thus receive the following aid in FY2018, as already listed in the Governor's Proposed Budget.

Public Library Grant-in-Aid, Fiscal Year 2018
FY2017
Library Aid
FY2016 Approp & Expend FY2018
Tax-based
FY2018
Endowment
Total
FY2018
Barrington $374,284 $1,650,933 $376,179 $3,891 $380,070
Bristol $185,859 $821,138 $187,103 $0 $187,103
Burrillville $165,414 $746,595 $170,118 $0 $170,118
Central Falls $30,523 $118,825 $27,075 $0 $27,075
Charlestown $51,221 $218,525 $49,793 $1,023 $50,815
Coventry $244,374 $1,045,125 $238,140 $0 $238,140
Cranston $595,274 $2,498,139 $569,222 $13,524 $582,746
Cumberland $287,647 $1,238,231 $282,141 $3,223 $285,364
East Greenwich $134,295 $507,546 $115,649 $16,673 $132,321
East Providence $422,447 $1,823,997 $415,613 $0 $415,613
Exeter $52,087 $232,296 $52,931 $0 $52,931
Foster $34,462 $150,842 $34,371 $0 $34,371
Glocester $78,763 $337,046 $76,799 $1,139 $77,938
Hopkinton $36,298 $130,000 $29,622 $5,701 $35,323
Jamestown $115,055 $549,425 $125,191 $1,637 $126,828
Johnston $122,211 $535,784 $122,083 $2,085 $124,168
Lincoln $210,541 $892,720 $203,414 $0 $203,414
Little Compton $36,397 $153,900 $35,067 $0 $35,067
Middletown $147,598 $638,962 $145,593 $0 $145,593
Narragansett $153,079 $841,103 $191,652 $0 $191,652
New Shoreham $88,318 $326,095 $74,303 $0 $74,303
Newport $417,539 $1,795,523 $409,125 $2,279 $411,403
North Kingstown $293,678 $1,219,979 $277,982 $4,102 $282,085
North Providence $192,234 $887,018 $202,114 $0 $202,114
North Smithfield $78,789 $343,655 $78,305 $0 $78,305
Pawtucket $384,468 $1,784,462 $406,605 $2,550 $409,155
Portsmouth $116,931 $480,000 $109,372 $4,481 $113,853
Providence $1,284,092 $3,545,000 $807,758 $457,441 $1,265,199
Richmond $27,268 $94,827 $21,607 $4,394 $26,001
Scituate $104,517 $460,000 $104,815 $0 $104,815
Smithfield $298,995 $1,283,079 $292,360 $2,279 $294,639
South Kingstown $225,653 $890,535 $202,916 $15,894 $218,810
Tiverton $116,085 $540,000 $123,043 $0 $123,043
Warren $57,784 $245,138 $55,857 $741 $56,598
Warwick $739,844 $3,138,117 $715,046 $24,916 $739,962
West Greenwich $32,312 $146,139 $33,299 $0 $33,299
West Warwick $162,630 $664,383 $151,385 $11,120 $162,506
Westerly $318,145 $410,000 $93,422 $225,369 $318,791
Woonsocket $181,300 $820,158 $186,880 $0 $186,880
Total $8,598,411 $34,205,240 $7,793,949 $804,462 $8,598,411

FY 2018 State Aid Totals
Tax-Based Grant-in-Aid $7,793,949
Endowment-Based Grant-in-Aid $804,462
Total Grant-in-Aid $8,598,411
Statewide Reference Resource Center
(grant to Providence Public Library)
$701,052
Institutional Library Grant-in-Aid $62,609
State Aid to Public Libraries $9,362,072
Public Library Construction Reimbursement $2,161,627
Total State Aid to Libraries $11,523,699