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Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Funds

The Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund was established by an act of the General Assembly in 1993. The Department of Education, through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Bureau of Library Development, administers the public library portion of this program which is funded from a portion of the realty transfer tax.

A competitive grant application process is used to award matching facilities grants to municipalities that sponsor state-aided public libraries. To be eligible, the sponsoring municipality and the board of the state-aided library must jointly submit an application developed cooperatively by both entities and signed by their governing bodies. The Keystone grant requires a dollar-for-dollar match.

2014 Keystone Grant

2014 Keystone Grant Now Open! Letter of Intent Due April 5, 2014

2012 Keystone Grant

Manage Your 2012 Keystone Grant

2012 Application

2012 Guidelines

2012 Report Forms

Legislative Reports


For additional information, please contact:

Beth Bisbano | Advisor for Research & Statistics
Pennsylvania Department of Education - Library Development
607 South Drive. Forum Building | Harrisburg, PA 17120-0600
Phone: 717.783.5731 | Fax: 717.772.0044 | TTY: 717.783.8445
bbisbano@pa.gov | www.education.state.pa.us