State Funding For Public Libraries
State Aid Special Announcement
On November 5, 2014, Governor Nixon released $723,776 of the $3,504,001 FY2015 state aid appropriation with funding designated to the state’s smallest public libraries. These funds will enable the Missouri State Library to make per capita state aid payments of $.50 per person to 141 library districts serving populations up to 40,000. See Partial Payments Released for a complete list of library district’s to receive funds. We currently do not have any news about the remainder of the appropriation to be able to make per capita payments to the remaining 25 larger library districts, and to allocate Equalization aid to those library districts that qualify for FY2015. Further information will be provided in Show Me Express as it is announced.
The method for distribution and allocation of Missouri state aid to public libraries is defined in RSMo 181.060. The general assembly appropriates money for state aid to public libraries and have determined specific requirements that libraries must meet to be certified or qualified to receive state aid.
Half of the state aid appropriation is distributed to qualifying public libraries on an equal per capita rate based upon the population according to the latest federal census. The balance is distributed in equalization payments to the most economically challenged libraries.
State Aid Payments to Missouri Public Libraries
These reports show payments to Missouri public libraries for state aid, and should help libraries check the status of payments made by funds transfer. The report contains the date of payment, purchase order number, library, and state aid amount.
If you have any questions about state aid payments for Missouri public libraries, contact Debbie Musselman, Administration Consultant, at (800) 325-0131.
|State Aid Per Capita Payments - FY 2014 -Qtrs 1 & 2||-Qtrs 3 & 4|
|State Aid Per Capita Payments - FY 2013 -Qtrs 1 & 2||-Qtrs 3 & 4|
|State Aid Per Capita Payments - FY 2012 -Qtrs 1 & 2||-Qtrs 3 & 4|
|State Aid Per Capita Payments - FY 2011 -Qtrs 1 & 2||-Qtrs 3 & 4|
|State Aid Per Capita Payments - FY 2010 -Qtrs 1 & 2||-Qtrs 3 & 4|
|State Aid Equalization Payments - FY 2014|
|State Aid Equalization Payments - FY 2013|
|State Aid Equalization Payments - FY 2012|
|State Aid Equalization Payments - FY 2011|
|State Aid Equalization Payments - FY 2010|
|State Aid Equalization Payments - FY 2009|
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Athlete and Entertainer Tax Fund
The Non-Resident Professional Athletes and Entertainers Tax is a tax on the earnings of professional athletes and entertainers when playing or performing in the State of Missouri. It is collected by the State of Missouri and in the case of public libraries, is to be used to purchase books and other library materials.
- Athlete & Entertainer Tax Fund Payments to Public Libraries - FY2014
- Athlete & Entertainer Tax Fund Payments to Public Libraries - FY2013
- Athlete & Entertainer Tax Fund Payments to Public Libraries - FY2010
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State Library State Aid Funding documents are available on this website in the .pdf format. In order to view or print them, you must have Adobe Reader installed on your computer. To download a free copy of Adobe Reader, click on the icon below.
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