2012-2013 Library Aid Charts

Estimated Figures based on Legislative Action as of March 30, 2012

Summary Charts for Estimated Library Aid [in .PDF pdf file; 16k] | "cover sheet" [.PDF pdf file only ; 10k] | formula [.PDF pdf file only ; 13k]

Explanatory Notes

The New York State Library prepared the library aid charts in this document in order to project estimated aid payments of 2012-2013 State aid for libraries based on Education Law as of March 30, 2012. Library aid is allocated based on formulas in Education Law. The 2010 Census is used for the first time in 2012-2013. Some aid formulas include per capita or per student factors. Therefore, the estimated Education Law amount for 2012-2013 may vary from what would be anticipated based on prior year figures.

Chapter 58 of the Laws of 2012:

  • Included special provisions so that each library aid recipient or program is funded based on statutory formulas in Education Law with an additional one-time hold harmless provision back to 2001-2002, prior to the application of an across-the-board reduction necessary to reach the reduced appropriation level.

Chapter 53 of the Laws of 2012 included the following appropriations:

  • $81,627,000 in SED Local Assistance Funds for library aid programs for fiscal year 2012-2013.

Chapter 50 of the Laws of 2012 included the following appropriations:

  • $521,000 in SED State Operations for the New York State Library Talking Book and Braille Library (Education Law 273(8)) and the State Library‚Äôs Conservation / Preservation Statutory Grant (Education Law 273(7)(a)).
  • $350,000 directly to SUNY for the four SUNY Centers for Conservation/Preservation Statutory Grants (Education Law 273(7)(a)).

These charts do not include the one-time $14 million in Capital Funds provided by the Executive and the Legislature for public library construction grants for 2012-2013.

These charts do not include the one-time $1.3 million in SED Local Assistance Funds provided by the Legislature for 2012-2013 for a Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) payroll tax offset for libraries.

Last Updated: August 13, 2012 -- asm; for questions or comments contact Barbara Lilley