Chelan Friends of the Library is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that exists to support the Chelan Public Library, promote literacy, and to help facilitate library programs.
Our mailing address is P.O. Box 2460, Chelan WA 98816.
Chelan Friends of the Public Library meet on the 2nd Monday each month at 7 p.m. at the Chelan Library. Please join us!
Chelan Receives $490,000 Community Development Block Grant
The City of Chelan was told it would receive a CDBG government grant of $490,000 for the expansion theMasonic Temple for a new library.The Friends of the Library state that the plan is to have the
library fully renovated by the summer of 2013.
From a Washington State Department of Commerce news release:
$11 million in federal grants was awarded to rural Washington community projects
Funding will assist infrastructure and facilities improvements
The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced 15 cities
and counties throughout the state that will receive over a total of $11
million in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) General
Purpose Grants for 2012. The CDBG program targets assistance to benefit
lower income persons in rural areas. The selected projects will improve
rural community water, sewer and street systems; housing rehabilitation,
fire protection and community facilities. The 15 projects were selected
from 36 grant applications requesting over $30 million.
"These funds will improve necessary infrastructure systems and build
local capacity for economic development," said Washington State
Department of Commerce Director, Rogers Weed. "The infusion of dollars
into these rural communities will help bolster them through this
The state CDBG program received a 13.8 percent reduction in annual
funding from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
for the provision of grants to small cities and rural counties. Larger
cities and counties receive their own entitlement funding directly from
HUD. Since 1982, the state CDBG program has awarded more than $446
million in grants to over 1,200 locally prioritized community