Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - August 23, 2016
REVISED August 23, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #22

Public Library Construction Grant

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

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

Action Requested
Adoption of Resolution R-16-134 authorizing the submission of a grant application to the Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services, for expansion of the Braden River Library.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida Statute 257 

Background Discussion

The Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services, provides state funds (up to $500,000) to governments to construct public libraries.  Funds are awarded on a dollar-for-dollar match of the grant amount to selected governments after evaluation of applications postmarked on or before September 1, 2016.  The Legislature determines the amount appropriated annually for the program.  The grants may be used for new or proposed expansion of existing library facilities. 

The grant application is to expand and renovate the existing Braden River library, which serves a rapidly expanding population.  If awarded, staff will return to the Board for acceptance of the grant funds and to identify the remaining match fund requirements.

An architect has been hired to provide the engineering/architectural services required to complete the facility feasibility study/schematic design.

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 Certifications of Application to Ava Ehde, Library Services Manager (x6301).

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Resolution R-16-134.pdf
Attachment:  Certification of Application.pdf