Bradenton Area Convention Center One Haben Boulevard, Palmetto - Longboat Key Room 9:00 a.m. - September 29, 2020
REVISED - September 29, 2020 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #26

Adoption of Resolution R-20-144 Authorizing the State Aid to Public Library Grant Acceptance, 2020-2021; Execution of the Division of Library and Information Services Certifications and Grant Agreement


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Ava Ehde, Neighborhood Services Department Director, x3974

Elizabeth Partridge, Library Services Manager, x6301

Action Requested
Adoption of Resolution R-20-144 authorizing the submission and acceptance of a State Aid to Libraries Grant and authorization for the Chairman to execute a Certification of Credentials, a Certification of Hours, Free Library Service and Access to Materials, and a State Aid to Libraries 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 of October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021. 

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 - 257.25.

The amount of State Aid is based on the amount of local expenditures, less any state and federal funds from Fiscal Year 2018-2019.  It is estimated the grant amount for Fiscal year 2020-2021 will be $122,360.  The grant application is submitted simultaneously with the Grant Agreement.

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

The Library has received State Aid since 1971.

A Budget Resolution to amend the annual budget for Manatee County, FL, for the following fiscal year will be forthcoming after October 1, 2020.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please rush a copy of Resolution R-20-144, the two executed Certifications, and executed Grant Agreement to Ava Ehde at ava.ehde@mymanatee.org; Elizabeth Partridge at elizabeth.partridge@mymanatee.org; Tammy Parrott at tammy.parrott@mymanatee.org; Mary Tischbein at mary.tischbein@mymanatee.org; Lorrie See at lorrie.see@mymanatee.org; and budget@mymanatee.org

One fully executed, grant agreement will be forwarded to Board Records upon receipt from the Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Annual Grant Award

Attachment:  RESOLUTION R-20-144.pdf
Attachment:  2018-2021 Certification of Hours.pdf
Attachment:  2020-2021 Certification of Credentials Form.pdf
Attachment:  State Aid To Libraries Grant Agreement.pdf
Attachment:  2020-21-state-aid-estimates.pdf