Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - December 3, 2013
December 3, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #13

2014 PrimeTime Family Reading Time Grant


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Ava Ehde, Library Manager

Library Division

Neighborhood Services Department

Action Requested
Adoption of Resolution R-13-214 authorizing Manatee County's acceptance of a 2014 PrimeTime Family Reading Time Grant from the Florida Humanities Council in the amount of $10,000  for the period November 1, 2013, through May 31, 2015, to be administered through the Neighborhood Services Department Library Division; and adoption of Budget Resolution B-14-026 reallocating grant funds to align revenues and expenditures.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
11.1.4  Efficiency in Service Delivery

Background Discussion

Manatee County applied for a Florida Humanities Council PrimeTime Grant in September 2013.

PrimeTime is a six-week program of reading, discussion, and storytelling held in public libraries and targets underserved and/or low-literacy families.

The Program features award winning children's books to stimulate discussion about humanities themes and issues encountered in every day life.

November 2014 Manatee County received a letter notifying that the grant application has been approved and awarded $10,000 to support training and direct program costs for three six-week PrimeTime Programs to be held at the following branch library locations: South Manatee, Braden River, and Palmetto.

The Grant requires match in the form of in-kind contributions (staff time, facilities, etc.).

Execution of this Resolution will allow acceptance of the grant and allow staff to proceed with planning and administering the program.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Stamped approved agenda and copy of Resolution to Neighborhood Services Department, Library Division (ava.ehde@mymanatee.org), and Luz McQuiston, Neighborhood Services Fiscal Section (luz.mcquiston@mymanatee.org), and signed copy of Resolution B-14-026 to Candice.Cruz@mymanatee.org, Auditors, and the Finance Department.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$10,000 Grant Award

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Grant Award

Attachment:  PrimeTime Resolution R 13 214.pdf
Attachment:  prime time award letter and grant application.pdf
Attachment:  Budget Resolution B-14-026.pdf