Manatee County Government Administrative Center Honorable Patricia M. Glass Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - September 24, 2019
September 24, 2019 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #35

State Aid to Public Libraries Grant Acceptance 2019-2020


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Ava Ehde, Neighborhood Services Department Director, x3974

Glenda Lammers, Library Services Manager, x6301

Action Requested

Adoption of Resolution R-19-136 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, 2019, to September 30, 2020.

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 Fiscal Year 2017-2018.  It is estimated the grant amount for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 will be $186,336.  The grant application is submitted simultaneously with the Grant Agreement. 

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

A Budget Resolution to amend the annual budget for Manatee County, FL, for the following fiscal year will be forthcoming after October 1, 2019.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please return two copies of Resolution R-19-136, the two executed Certifications, and two executed Grant Agreements to Ava Ehde at ava.ehde@mymanatee.org; Glenda Lammers at Glenda.lammers@mymanatee.org; Mary Tischbein at mary.tischbein@mymanatee.org; Lorrie See at lorrie.see@mymanatee.org; Elaine Maholtz at Elaine.maholtz@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-19-136.pdf
Attachment:  Certification of Credentials State Aid.pdf
Attachment:  Certification of Hours, Free Library Service and Access to Materials.pdf
Attachment:  State Aid to Libraries Grant Agreement FY 2019-2020.pdf
Attachment:  Estimated Grant Award for FY2019-2020.pdf