The Dighton Public Library is pleased to announce it received a provisional grant through the Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program’s (MPLCP) 2016 – 2017 Construction Grant Application Round. This grant is to help fund the addition and renovation of the current Carnegie library, located at 395 Main Street. Dighton’s grant award is in the amount of $4,099,212, which represents more than half of the estimated total project costs.
Dighton has been placed in the #21 slot on the waiting list, along with 24 other libraries. Waitlisted libraries will receive construction grants as funding becomes available either through the existing bond bill or a future bond authorization. When funds become available to the MPLCP through the state’s capital budget, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC), who oversees the MPLCP, will notify Dighton that the provisional grant award is available to the town. This award is dependent upon the Dighton Public Library’s securing the local share of the project costs.