Education

ยง 271. Apportionment of state aid to Indian libraries. Any Indian library chartered by the regents or in the absence of such library any tribal government contracting for service from a chartered and registered library or approved library system, shall be entitled to receive state aid during each calendar year consisting of the following amounts:

  1. Eighteen thousand dollars, and

  2. The sum of eighteen dollars and twenty cents per capita for persons residing on the reservation served by the Indian library or contract as shown by the latest federal census or certified by the New York state director of Indian services, and

  3. The sum of one dollar and fifty cents per acre of area served by the Indian library or contract.

  Such sums shall be paid annually to the Indian library board of trustees for the use of the Indian library, or in the absence of such a board, to the tribal government for a contract for library service. Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to diminish the funds, services or supplies provided to any Indian library by a library system as defined in section two hundred seventy-two of this article. Increases in appropriations for such purposes during a calendar year shall be pro rated.