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The State of Alaska has released draft regulations for a grant program that could have a major impact on the new library project.  The Library Construction and Major Expansion Matching Grant Program is a program that could  fund up to 50% of the cost of a new library facility.  While the State has not yet funded this grant program, the development of these regulations is an important step in that process. The proposed regulations for the program can be seen here:


Comments can be sent to Gail Dabaluz (Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, & Economic Development) at gail.dabaluz@alaska.gov.  The comment period closes September 4th, 2009.

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On Friday Senate finance committee members unanimously passed SB119, a bill that could pay for up to half the cost of new library projects in Petersburg and many other Alaskan towns.

Alaska State Senate Bill 119 is a bill that includes grant funds for library construction and, if it passes, would be an enormous step toward a new library for Petersburg. The bill was sponsored by Sen. Donny Olson and Sen. Bert Stedman.

You can listen to more news about SB119 on KFSK’s website .


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