2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Section 18A:74-3.2 - Distribution of State aid.

18A:74-3.2 Distribution of State aid.

1. Thomas Edison State College shall annually, within the limitations of amounts appropriated by the Legislature, distribute funds pursuant to rules and regulations adopted according to N.J.S.18A:74-1 et seq. upon certification of the State Library;

a. To any municipality which receives State aid pursuant to P.L.1978, c.14 (C.52:27D-178 et seq.) and supports, in whole or in part, a municipal library which maintains one or more branch libraries, to assist solely in maintaining, operating and improving those branch libraries to meet community needs;

b. To any county or municipality which supports, in whole or in part, library services from county or municipal tax revenues to evaluate and develop the collections of any library receiving such funds; and

c. To any library in the State which houses and maintains a collection of historical or special interest, to be used to house, protect, preserve, repair, restore and maintain the collection.

Funds allocated pursuant to this section shall be distributed as grants to qualifying applicants, based on competitive criteria and a selection process established by the State Library. No rule or regulation shall be adopted nor any application approved nor grant made under this section which creates or implies, by its nature or purpose, a continuing assistance grant or entitlement of indefinite length.

L.1985,c.297,s.1; amended 2001, c.137, s.27.

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