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File #: 20-0600    Version: 1 Name: Retroactive California Humanities Library Innovations Lab Grant Agreement
Type: Agenda Item Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 5/21/2020 In control: Library
On agenda: 7/7/2020 Final action: 7/7/2020
Enactment date: Enactment #: Agreement No. 20-257, Resolution No. 20-246
Title: 1. Approve and authorize the Chairman to ratify the County Librarian's previous execution of a retroactive agreement and acceptance of grant funds from California Humanities, effective April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 ($5,000); 2. Authorize the County Librarian, or his designee, to sign expenditure forms and activity reports for this agreement; and 3. Adopt Budget Resolution increasing FY 2020-21 appropriations and estimated revenues in the Library Grants Org 7517 in the amount of $5,000 (4/5 vote).
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Agreement A-20-257 with Cal Humanities, 3. Resolution No. 20-246
DATE: July 7, 2020

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: Raman Bath, County Librarian

SUBJECT: Retroactive California Humanities Library Innovations Lab Grant Agreement

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
1. Approve and authorize the Chairman to ratify the County Librarian's previous execution of a retroactive agreement and acceptance of grant funds from California Humanities, effective April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 ($5,000);
2. Authorize the County Librarian, or his designee, to sign expenditure forms and activity reports for this agreement; and
3. Adopt Budget Resolution increasing FY 2020-21 appropriations and estimated revenues in the Library Grants Org 7517 in the amount of $5,000 (4/5 vote).
REPORT
There is no Net County Cost associated with the recommended actions. California Humanities (Cal Humanities) has awarded a grant to the Library in the amount of $5,000, effective April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. Approval of the recommended actions will allow the Library to accept the grant funds to develop outreach programs specifically designed to serve immigrants via WithOutWalls Mobile Library (WOW). This item is countywide.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

Your Board may choose to decline the grant award from Cal Humanities, which will result in the Library not developing outreach programs specifically designed to serve immigrants via WOW.

RETROACTIVE AGREEMENT:

The recommended agreement is retroactive to April 1, 2020 due to the Cal Humanities grant period of April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 and receipt of grant award notice dated April 10, 2020. The Department did not have an approved budget and program plan determined in order to meet the associated Board agenda timelines prior to July 2020, due to the adjustments the Library was undergoing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds for this grant are disbursed in two phases as follows: the first disbursement of $1,000 was made after the signed agreement was received, and the second disb...

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