FY18 State Budget

The  FY18 State Budget had been adopted and signed by Governor Christie.  For the 8th straight year,  funding for library programs has been at a reduced level. NJ ranks 34 in the nation for state aid to local public libraries.

 State funding for library programs was significant reduced by 42% in Governor Christie’s first budget in FY11. Since that time no additional dollars have been allocated for library funding. The  budget provides:

  • The amount of funding for the NJ Library Network is unchanged at $4,299,000.
  • The amount for funding for the State Per Capita aid program is unchanged at $3,676,000
  • The amount of funding for the operational NJ State Library is $5,194,000.

2017 NJLA State Legislative Initiatives

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