Manatee County Government Administrative Center First Floor, Commission Chambers 10:00 a.m. - April 22, 2014
REVISED April 22, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #20

Created Equal: America's Equal Rights Struggle Grant


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Ava Ehde, Library Manager Library Division, Neighborhood Services Department, Ext. 6301

Action Requested
Adoption of Resolution R-14-049, authorizing acceptance of a Created Equal: America's Equal Rights Struggle Grant from the National Endowments of Humanities for a film set and a stipend in the amount of $1,200, for the time period September 1, 2013, through August 31, 2016; and adoption of Budget Resolution B-14-052, reallocating grant funds to align revenues and expenditures.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

11.1.4 Efficiency in Service Delivery

Background Discussion

In May 2013 Manatee County applied for a National Endowments of Humanities Grant, Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle. In June, Manatee County was notified of our selection for the grant.

The Created Equal Grant distributes film sets to libraries and community organizations to encourage public conversations about the meanings of freedom and equality in the United States. In addition, a $1,200 stipend is provided for the expenses of conversation-based public programming related to the themes of the film sets.

The Manatee County Public Library will collaborate with various community organizations in presenting this program to the public. These organizations include the Family Heritage House Museum, the Manasota Chapter of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Realize Bradenton, and the Ringling College of Art and Design.

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 R-14-049 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-14-052 to cassidy.rickrode@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$1,200 Grant Award

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Grant Award

Attachment:  Resolution R-14-049.pdf
Attachment:  Created Equal Award Notice.pdf
Attachment:  Budget Resolution B-14-052.pdf