Florida Department of State - Division of Library and Information Services
10/01/19 11:59 PM ET
Grants to Florida local governments to support the operations and services of public libraries within their jurisdictions. This program recognizes public libraries as an important component in Florida’s infrastructure and their contributions to the quality of life of the state's residents. Three types of grants are authorized under the State Aid to Libraries Program: Operating, Equalization and Multicounty.
The overarching goal of the State Aid to Libraries Program is to assist local governments in maintaining and developing such vital services, specifically:
Operating Grants are distributed in the following way:
Equalization Grants are made available to counties that qualify for an Operating Grant and have limited local tax resources:
Multicounty Library Grants are available to provide additional support to counties that qualify for Operating Grants and choose to join together to provide library service to their residents. Multicounty Library Grants must meet the following criteria:
The program is an incentive program, designed to encourage local governments to provide library service to their residents and to provide funding to support that library service. Grant formulas are based largely on local funds invested in library service.
GrantWatch ID#: 148335
Base grant: A multicounty with two participating counties receives a base grant of $50,000. A multicounty with three or more participating counties receives a base grant of $250,000. The $250,000 base grant will increase to $350,000 when the appropriation increases to at least three percent more than the 2007-2008 appropriation of $31,999,233.
Equalization Grants may not exceed 15 percent of the amount appropriated for Operating, Multicounty and Equalization Grants or $8,877,057, whichever is greater.
The grant period is October 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020, which is the end of the state fiscal year in which grant funds are available. The Grantee shall obligate or expend grant funds only during the length of the grant period.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Florida Department of State
Division of Library and Information Services
R. A. Gray Building
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250
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