State Aid Payment Projections | STAGING Compendium

Good morning, library colleagues.

State aid projections have been posted on the State Aid Resources for Pennsylvania Public Libraries LibGuide. District library center aid has already been processed and posted on January 11, 2024. Currently, the estimated payment date for the remaining categories of aid is February 6, 2024. Please refer to Susan Bank’s message Library Funding 2023-24 and Enacted Language for more detail on the 2023-24 Public Library Subsidy and the related legislative language, which includes the distribution method.

Please send any questions about the projections or payments to

Have a great weekend!


Heather Sharpe, MLIS | Director, Bureau of Library Development
Office of Commonwealth Libraries | Pennsylvania Department of Education
607 South Drive | Room 230 | Harrisburg PA  17120
Office: 717.783.0565 | Mobile: 717.903.1819 |

The Bureau of Library Development (BLD) in the Office of Commonwealth Libraries supports libraries and library services for Pennsylvanians through the administration of state and federally funded programs and grant opportunities including LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act), Library AccessLAMP (Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians), the Public Library Subsidy, and Keystone Grants for Public Library Facilities. BLD also provides advisory services, professional development, and continuing education for library staff and volunteer leadership at public, school, academic, and special libraries.

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