Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - August 25, 2015
August 25, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #34

State Aid to Public Libraries Grant Acceptance

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Cheri R. Coryea, Director, Neighborhood Services Department - ext 3468

Action Requested

Adoption of Resolution R-15-141 authorizing the submission and acceptance of a State Aid to Libraries Grant;  authorization for the Chairman to execute a State Aid to Library Grant Agreement with the Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services, under the state Aid to Public Library Program for the period October 1, 2015, to September 30, 2016; and adoption of Budget Resolution B-15-078 reallocating the grant funds to align revenue and expenditures.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida Statutes Chapter 257.14 - 257.25

Background Discussion

The State Library provides annual operating grants to libraries under provision of Florida Statutes 257.14 through 257.25.

The amount of State Aid is based on the amount of local expenditures, less any state and federal funds from the second previous year.  It is estimated the grant amount for Fiscal Year  2015-2016 will be $190,829.  The grant application is submitted simultaneously with the Grant Agreement.

These funds constitute approximately one third of the Library's annual materials budget.

The Library has received State Aid since 1971.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please return one copy of Resolution and two executed Grant Agreements to Ava Ehde (x6301), Library Services Manager.  A fully executed grant agreement will be returned to Board Records when returned by the State. 

Return copy of B-15-078 to  Budget@mymanatee.orgSheila.ballesteros@mymanatee.org, and lori.stephens@manateeclerk.com.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$190,829 Estimated Library State Aid

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Annual Grant Award

Attachment:  2016 State Aid to Library Grant Resolution R-15-141 .pdf
Attachment:  State Library Estimates.pdf
Attachment:  Library Certification.pdf
Attachment:  2015-2016 State Aid GrantAgreement.pdf
Attachment:  Budget Resolution B-15-078.pdf