Funding for Libraries

2020 General Obligation Bonds for Public and Tribal Libraries

2020 General Obligation Bonds

for Public and Tribal Public Libraries

The 54th Legislature, State of New Mexico, Regular Session, 2020, approved SB207, the "2020 Capital Projects General Obligation Bond Act"

Language from the law [SB207, pp. 21-22]:

B. for library acquisitions at public libraries, public school libraries, academic libraries and tribal libraries statewide:(1) to the cultural affairs department:
(a) three million dollars ($3,000,000)for equipment, library furniture, fixtures and supplemental library resource acquisitions, including print, non-print and electronic resources, collaborative library resources and information technology projects, and for the purchase and installation of broadband internet equipment and infrastructure at non-tribal public libraries statewide; and
(b) five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) for equipment, library furniture, fixtures and supplemental library resource acquisitions, including print, non-print and electronic resources, collaborative library resources and information technology projects, and for the purchase and installation of broadband internet equipment and infrastructure at tribal libraries statewide;

 Library bond issues were successful statewide in the 2020 New Mexico General Election. 

 State General Obligation Bond B, providing $9,751,433 million for public, academic, public school and tribal libraries passed by a margin of 254,767votes. With 524,369 yes votes and 269,872 no votes, Bond B won with 66.01% in favor, 3 percentage points lower than attained by library bond issue B in 2018. 

 To view county by county results, go here (scroll down to find Bond B): https://nmresults.azurewebsites.net/resultsSW.aspx?type=SW&map=CTY

 


ALLOCATIONS TO THE PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Allocations are based on the 4.5.8 NMAC, Distribution of Funds.  The allocations are being finalized, using 2019 Estimated Census information for Counties and 2010 U.S. Census for the libraries' Legal Service Areas. 

How are allocations calculated for the GO Bonds? 

TRIBAL PUBLIC LIBRARIES

PUBLIC LIBRARIES

TRIBAL PUBLIC LIBRARIES -- PROJECTED ALLOCATIONS

By Library

By County

PUBLIC LIBRARIES -- PROJECTED ALLOCATIONS 

By Library

By County

 GO Bonds Guidance Sheet: what is generally eligible for reimbursement

 

Other Resources to explore:

 

 Questions?

Contact the Development Bureau at the New Mexico State Library at: (800) 340-3890 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2014 GO BONDS for PUBLIC and TRIBAL PUBLIC LIBRARIES

SB 53, the "2014 Capital Projects General Obligation Bond Act" was approved by the 2014 New Mexico Legislature and approved by the voters in the November, 2014 General Election.

Language from the law [SFC/SB 53, Page 33]:

B. for library acquisitions at public libraries...

(1) to the cultural affairs department:

(a) three million dollars ($3,000,000)for equipment and supplemental library resource acquisitions,including print, non-print and electronic resources, for non-tribal public libraries statewide; and

(b) eight hundred thousand dollars ($800,000) for equipment and supplemental library resource acquisitions, including print, non-print and electronic resources, at tribal libraries statewide

ALLOCATIONS

  • Allocations are based on the NMAC 4.5.8 , Census Information and library eligibility.

PROJECT NUMBERS FOR THE 2014 GO Bonds:

GOB15 14-1289 - public libraries

GOB15 14-1290- tribal public libraries

GO Bond important dates:

April 1, 2018 – last day for 2014 GO bond reimbursement requests to be received by the State Library

Forms to be used for reimbursement requests:

Exhibit 1 - 2014 Paper Periodic/Final Report (word document) -- to be included with each request for reimbursement

Exhibit 2 - 2014 Request for Payment Form (excel format) -- to be included with each request for reimbursement; must include documentation for purchases and proof-of-payment

Forms must be signed and be an original copy.

Questions?

  • Contact the Development Bureau at the New Mexico State Library at: (800) 340-3890 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

E-Audio/Ebook Grants - LSTA 2010

The purpose of the grant opportunity is to expand the availability of e-audio books and e-books to New Mexico residents.

Grants Awarded

Forms for Grantees

 
Application

Grant Timeline:

  • Applications available on NMSL website: September 22, 2010
  • Applications due from libraries: November 1, 2010
  • State Library announces grant awards: by November 19, 2010
  • Expenditures period begins: January 1, 2011
  • All Reimbursements Requests must be submitted: by June 30, 2011
  • Final Project Report due: by September 30, 2011
  • Indirect costs (if applicable) payment request due: – September 30, 2011 (project report must be included)
Vendor Contacts for Consortium Pricing:
Questions? Please contact Development Bureau, 800-340-3890 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2012 GO Bonds for Public and Tribal Public Libraries

SB 66, the "2012 Capital Projects General Obligation Bond Act" was approved by the 2012 New Mexico Legislature and approved by the voters in the November 2012 General Election.

On March 7, 2013, Governor Susana Martinez signed Senate Bill 66.  Library funding remains intact at $9.83 million.

SB 66 put three separate bond issues on the November 2012 General Election ballot; the specific library bond issue was:

B.         $9.83 million to fund public, academic and school libraries statewide at $3 million each, and $700,000 for tribal libraries statewide. (The extra money covers the cost of selling the bonds.)

Language from the law [SFC/SB 66, Pages 25-26]:

B. for library acquisitions and capital improvements at public libraries, public school libraries, academic libraries and tribal libraries statewide:
(1) to the cultural affairs department:

(a) seven hundred thousand dollars ($700,000) for equipment and supplemental library resource acquisitions, including print, non-print and electronic resources, and for planning, designing and constructing capital improvements to include library facilities for tribal libraries statewide; and

(b) three million dollars ($3,000,000) for equipment and supplemental library resource acquisitions, including print, non-print and electronic resources, for non-tribal public libraries statewide.

ALLOCATIONS

  • Allocations are based on the formula in NMAC 4.5.8
  • Allocations are based on Census Information and library eligibility.

 GO Bond important dates:

September 20, 2015 – reach 5% spending goal for 2014 GO bonds

April 1, 2016 – last day for 2012 GO bond reimbursement requests to be received by the State Library

April 1, 2018 – last day for 2014 GO bond reimbursement requests to be received by the State Library

Forms:

Exhibit 1 Paper Periodic/Final Report (PDF format) -- to be included with each request for reimbursement

Exhibit 1 Paper Periodic/Final Report (word document)

Exhibit 2 Request for Payment Form (PDF format which may need to be downloaded) -- must include documentation for purchases and proof-of-payment

Exhibit 2 Request for Payment Form (excel format)

 

Questions?

Technology Support Grants -- LSTA 2011



The New Mexico State Library is pleased to announce the availability of Technology Support Grants for public libraries.  We recognize that many of our New Mexico public libraries lack local technology support for computers and networks – for example, 30 % of NM public libraries reported that computers are down for more than 2 days – and this grant will help provide affordable tech support, and encourage tech consultants in your area to become familiar with your libraries’ unique tech needs.

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  1. GRANT APPLICATION
  2. GRANT INFORMATION & GUIDELINES for APPLICATION
  3. DEBARMENT CERTIFICATION DOCUMENT
  4. PAYMENT REQUEST
  5. GRANT & MATCHING FUNDS REPORT FORM
  6. PROJECT REPORT

 

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Grant Timelines:

  • Applications are available on NMSL website – September, 2010
  • Applications due from libraries – November, 2010
  • NMSL notifies libraries of grant awards and provides pre-assessment document – November, 2010
  • Agreements and pre-assessment documents due from libraries -- December, 2010
  • Expenditures period begins – January 1, 2011
  • FY11 Reimbursements for Expenditures must be requested by July 20, 2011
  • First Quarterly Report (using above Project Report Form) -- Due by March 31, 2011
  • Project report due (for State Programs Report) – September 30, 2011
  • Expenditures period ends – May 31, 2012
  • All reimbursements due -- June 30, 2012
  • Final project report and post-assessment due -- August 31, 2012


Successful applicants will be chosen in the following order:

  • Library with no current technical support
  • Volunteer support only for the library
  • Dedicated contractual support to the library, paid by library’s budget [Libraries supported by city or library IT staff or city-wide technology contracts will not be eligible.]


Eligibility criteria:

  • Library is a public library as defined by NMAC 4.5.2
  • Library (if non-profit) or local government (city or tribal) has not been debarred or suspended from doing business with the federal government
  • Library is open to the public a minimum of 15 hours per week, two days per week
  • Library submitted an FY2009/2010 Annual Report
  • Library is able to pay matching portion of the service (through GO Bonds or other cash funds)
  • Library has written approval from their governing body to participate
  • Library agrees to use TechAtlas to inventory their technology with assistance from Library Development
  • Library agrees to a pre- and post-grant assessment of staff’s technology knowledge and library’s environment
  • Library agrees to provide reports as required by NMSL
  • Libraries supported by city or library IT staff or city-wide technology contracts will not be eligible


Grant amounts available:

Libraries may request a maximum of $15,000

Payments:

Made on reimbursement basis, along with appropriate documentation

Local matching funds from the public library applicant:

  • The local contribution to the project must be 10% of the total amount of the project.
  • The cash match may be from local or state funds (including State GO Bond funds) or from non-governmental agencies (e.g. foundations, Friends groups, etc.).

Allowable expenditures:

  • Technology contractors

  • Software, for example, (1) security-related, (2) anti-virus software, or (3) remote support software

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