$4.5 million Hopkinton Library Grant Approved, But Wait-Listed

Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Library Grant 
July 14, 2011 Press Release from Hopkinton Town Hall

This morning the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) voted to award General Construction Provisional Grants totaling approximately $28 million. The MBLC placed the applicants in three categories: (1) those approved to be funded now; (2) those approved to be funded later, as funds became available through the State’s five year capital plan; and (3) those that were asked to re-submit their applications. The good news is that the Hopkinton Library Building Project was approved, with a grant award of $4,533,580. Hopkinton’s placement in the second group will allow the private fundraising effort to mature and the Town’s capital budget process to accommodate the library project in orderly
fashion.

On behalf of the Town, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the former and current Hopkinton Board of Library Trustees, Permanent Building Committee, Hopkinton Public Library Director Rownak Hussain, Town Engineer/Facilities Coordinator David Daltorio, Project Manager Brian Main, and Stewart Roberts Architects for their diligence and assistance with the preparation of this grant application.

Norman Khumalo
Town Manager