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File #: 19-1044    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/4/2019 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 10/29/2019 Final action: 10/29/2019
Title: Action on California Library Literacy Services Grant Awards and Related Budget Amendment
Attachments: 1. Award letter dated August 16, 2019, 2. CLLS - Family Literacy award letter, 3. Report to Board of Library Trustees for Meeting of October 7, 2019
REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
Title
Action on California Library Literacy Services Grant Awards and Related Budget Amendment

Report
BACKGROUND
The California State Library, California Library Literacy Services (CLLS) provides an annually funded grant for ongoing operations of public library adult and family literacy programs. In addition, CLLS provides a second family literacy award, intended to support services to low-literate adults and their families. The Library Department qualifies for both grants through its adult and family literacy program, titled "Read Santa Clara."

DISCUSSION
For fiscal year 2019/20, the Library Department has qualified for $43,000 in grant funds:

California Library Literacy Services grant award, first installment of $18,000:
The grant is to help cover the operating expenses for the Library Department's Adult Literacy and Families for Literacy programs. The grant award is comprised of a baseline (first installment) amount of $18,000, plus a future allocation established by the previous fiscal year's 1) per capita amount per adult learner served and 2) a match on local funds raised and expended for adult literacy services. Local funding for Read Santa Clara's family literacy program is a combination of 1) donations and grants raised by the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends and 2) staff salary and expenditures for books and materials covered by the City's General Fund. A copy of the California State Library award letter, dated August 16, 2019, is attached to this report (Attachment 1).

California Library Literacy Services - Family Literacy grant award, $25,000:
The grant will be used for services to families provided by Read Santa Clara's family literacy program. These services would include family literacy events for low-literate families and supporting low-literate parents/caregivers with the tools needed to help their children succeed in school. A copy of the Family Literacy award letter is attached to this report ...

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