There are a few opportunities for public library construction funds coming in the near future. The U.S. Treasury Department has funding available to all states via the Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund. This possible funding will be determined by the Maine Connectivity Authority (MCA). The American Library Association (ALA) will soon be launching the Libraries Transforming Communities: Accessible Small and Rural Communities grant opportunity that will offer more than $7 million in grants to small and rural libraries to increase the accessibility of facilities, services, and programs to better serve people with disabilities. creating accessible access to library services. There is also potential to request District Directed federal funding that the Maine State Library is learning more about. The MSL would like to learn more about the current need for funding public library construction projects. Your answers to the questions below will help us determine the level of funding needed as well as provide you the information about your library's eligibility for some construction funds. A summary by MSL about the possible funding avenues is available to download.