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AI- 10731   3. K.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 06/19/2019  
Best Buy Foundation Grant Application
Submitted By: Maria Medrano, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

Ratify the submission of a grant application to the Best Buy Foundation for the Discovery Zone @ the Library program.
The Best Buy Foundation seeks nonprofit partners that create hands-on learning opportunities for underserved teens to engage in learning, experimenting, and interacting with the latest technologies to build 21st century skills. Their goal is to provide youth with access to new technologies and help them become interested and fluent in digital learning while developing skills to help better prepare them for future education and career success.
On May 31, 2019, the Keach Family Library submitted a grant application to the Best Buy Foundation for the Discovery Zone @ the Library program.  The goal of the program is to add more robotics technology and access to the internet, online resources, and information literacy to area teens. 
The application requests funding in the amount of $12,708.33 for the purchase of 5 drones, related accessories, and applicable registration fees.  There is no match required for this program.  If awarded, the program will be for a one year period beginning October 1, 2019.

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