Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - September 10, 2013
REVISED September 10, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #19

State Aid to Public Libraries Grant Acceptance


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

Action Requested
Adoption of Resolution R-13-154 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, 2013, to September 30, 2014.

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 2013-2014 will be $176,225. The grant application is submitted simultaneously with the Grant Agreement.

These funds constitute approximately one-third of the Library's materials budget.

The Library has received State Aid funds 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 (x 6301), 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
$176,225* Estimated 1029007716.3347012 Library State Aid

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Annual Grant Award

Attachment:  2013-2014 State Aid GrantAgreement.pdf
Attachment:  FY 2013-14 State Aid Estimates.pdf
Attachment:  RESOLUTION R-13-154.pdf
Attachment:  Cert of Operating Expenditures.pdf