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AI- 6542   3. L.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 09/02/2015  
Ratify Library FY2016 Special Projects Grant Contract
Submitted By: Maria Medrano, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

Information
RECOMMENDATION
Ratify the execution of a grant contract with 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 providing 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
On April 1, 2015, the Commissioners Court ratified the submission of a grant application for the FY2016 Special Grants Program. The project would 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 award is $74,719 and there is no match required. The term of the grant is September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2016.

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
FY16 Library Special Projects Contract

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