Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - February 24, 2015
REVISED February 24, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #19

Grant from the Tampa Bay Estuary Program


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Cheri Coryea, Director, Extension 3468

Ava Ehde, Library Services Manager, Extension 6301

Action Requested
Authorization for the Board of County Commissioners to accept a grant from the Tampa Bay Estuary Program in the amount of $3,505.20, and authorization for the Director of the Neighborhood Services Department to execute the grant agreement, and adoption of Budget Resolution B-15-039 allocating the funds to align revenues and expenditures.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion

The Manatee County Public Library system has been awarded a $3,505.20 Mini-Grant for "The Waterway Book to Action" project from the Tampa Bay Estuary Program. 

Funds will be used for a program centered around youth (Pre-K through 12 years of age), including story times and book discussions revolving around environmental education, awareness and action. 

The youth will participate in a workshop on Ecosystems and attend a Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) show called the MOSI Marine Gang.  Older students will also attend a Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium program on estuaries. 

At the conclusion of the project the older students will take part in a 3 hour shoreline clean-up of debris and exotic invasive plant species at the Emerson Point Preserve.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Signed copy of Resolution B-15-039 to cassidy.rickrode@mymanatee.org, lori.stephens@manateeclerk.com, and to debbie.carpenter@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Library Operating Grant Fund (Account # 1029009411)

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Grant Agreement TB Estuary.pdf
Attachment:  Grant Application.pdf
Attachment:  Budget Resolution B-15-039.pdf