Manatee County Government Administrative Center First Floor, Chambers 9:00 a.m. - October 2, 2014
October 2, 2014 Land Use Meeting
Agenda Item #2

State Aid to Public Libraries Grant Acceptance

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Cheri R. Coryea, Director Neighborhood Services Department

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Action Requested
Approve, Ratify and Confirm, the Adoption of Resolution R-14-146 authorizing the submission and acceptance of a State Aid to Libraries Grant and 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, 2014 to September 30, 2015.

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 2014-2015 will be  $215,724.  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.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$215,724 Estimated Library State Aid

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Annual Grant Award

Attachment:  2015 State Aid to Library Grant Resolution.pdf
Attachment:  2015 Library Certification.pdf
Attachment:  State Library Estimates.pdf
Attachment:  2015 State Aid Grant Agreement.pdf