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AI- 6150   3. G.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 04/01/2015  
Library FY 2016 Special Projects Application
Submitted By: Natalie Eckstrom, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

Information
RECOMMENDATION
Ratify submission of a grant application to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission for the FY 2016 Special Projects Grant Program.
BACKGROUND
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission announced the new Special Projects Grants provide funds for programs that expand library services to all members of the library's community. Cooperation Grants provide funds for programs that promote cooperative services for learning and access to information.
DISCUSSION
The Keach Family Library submitted a grant application to create the Tech You’re It! @ the Library program. The program targets lower income and at-risk youth 2 to 19 years of age. The program will create the Youth Learning Center (YLC) and the Youth Technology Center (YTC) to provide more access to computers and the Internet. The program will also provide instructional classes and materials to expand informational literacy and help the youth of our community become lifelong learners.

The grant application totaled $74,719 and there is no match required.

Budget Information
Information about available funds
Budgeted: Funds Available: Adjustment: Amount Available:
Unbudgeted: Funds NOT Available: Amendment:
Account Code(s) for Available Funds
1:
Fund Transfers

Attachments
Library FY 2016 Special Projects Application

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