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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - February 24, 2015
REVISED February 24, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #19


Subject
Grant from the Tampa Bay Estuary Program

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Cheri Coryea, Director, Extension 3468

Ava Ehde, Library Services Manager, Extension 6301



Action Requested
Authorization for the Board of County Commissioners to accept a grant from the Tampa Bay Estuary Program in the amount of $3,505.20, and authorization for the Director of the Neighborhood Services Department to execute the grant agreement, and adoption of Budget Resolution B-15-039 allocating the funds to align revenues and expenditures.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
N/A

Background Discussion

The Manatee County Public Library system has been awarded a $3,505.20 Mini-Grant for "The Waterway Book to Action" project from the Tampa Bay Estuary Program. 

Funds will be used for a program centered around youth (Pre-K through 12 years of age), including story times and book discussions revolving around environmental education, awareness and action. 

The youth will participate in a workshop on Ecosystems and attend a Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) show called the MOSI Marine Gang.  Older students will also attend a Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium program on estuaries. 

At the conclusion of the project the older students will take part in a 3 hour shoreline clean-up of debris and exotic invasive plant species at the Emerson Point Preserve.



County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
N/A

Instructions to Board Records

Signed copy of Resolution B-15-039 to cassidy.rickrode@mymanatee.org, lori.stephens@manateeclerk.com, and to debbie.carpenter@mymanatee.org



Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Library Operating Grant Fund (Account # 1029009411)

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
None


Attachment:  Grant Agreement TB Estuary.pdf
Attachment:  Grant Application.pdf
Attachment:  Budget Resolution B-15-039.pdf