On July 11, 2023, City Council by resolution accepted a grant award in the amount of $5 million from the California State Library Targeted State Grants for construction of the new permanent library within the Hearn Community Hub project. This grant funding may be applied towards project activities that benefit the construction of the new library in southwest Santa Rosa. Grant funds must be expended by January 2025.
Prior to accepting the State Library Grant funding, the City Council has authorized a total of $20 million towards the Project. Of the $20 million, $10 million has been allocated from PG&E settlement funds and $10 million has been allocated from ARPA funds. More funds are needed to construct the Project and staff are continuing to research funding opportunities.
Visit SRCity.org/HearnCommunityHub for information about the project.