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File #: 14-0932    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 6/24/2014 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/22/2014 Final action: 7/22/2014
Title: Library Director recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign grant funding Contract No. 073-F1511 with First 5 El Dorado in the amount of $212,500, for the period July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 to provide funding for early literacy programs and services for children 0-5 years old at the library branches and other sites throughout the county. FUNDING: First 5 El Dorado Grant.
Attachments: 1. A - Blue Route F5 7-22-14, 2. B - 14-15 EDC Library Contract 7-22-14, 3. C - Ready to read at your Library 7-22-14, 4. Executed Agreement 073-F1511 (BOS 7-22-14)
Title
Library Director recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign grant funding Contract No. 073-F1511 with First 5 El Dorado in the amount of $212,500, for the period July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 to provide funding for early literacy programs and services for children 0-5 years old at the library branches and other sites throughout the county.
 
FUNDING:  First 5 El Dorado Grant.
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BUDGET SUMMARY:
 
Total Grant Amount
   $ 212,500
 
 
Funding…………………………
 
Budgeted…………………………
   $ 212,500
New Funding…………………….
   
Savings…………………………
 
Other……………………………
 
Total Funding Available…………
   
 
 
Change To Net County Cost……
   $ 212,500
 
Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
No Change to Net County Cost.
 
Background
First 5 El Dorado has contracted with the Library over the last six years to provide early literacy services and programs to over 2,000 children and their caregivers at all six library branches, as well as outreach services to early childhood education and community sites.  First 5 funding allows the library to enhance and supplement its staff and resources to provide a wide variety of effective age-appropriate early literacy classes, known as Ready to Read @ the Library.
 
Reason for Recommendation
This agreement continues the Library/First 5 El Dorado Ready to Read @ the Library program.  The FY 2014-15 Recommended Budget anticipated $212,500 in First 5 El Dorado funding for the Library.  First 5 funding provides four 0.6 FTE permanent Early Childhood Literacy Specialists as well as a total of .95 FTE part-time employees.  Books and supplies are also provided by the grant funding.  
 
Action(s) to be taken following Board approval
1) Clerk of the Board will obtain signature of Chair and return one (1) original to the Library for routing to First 5 El Dorado.
2) Library to implement activities outlined in the Scope of Work.
 
Contact:  Jeanne Amos, x5546
 
Concurrences:  County Counsel and Risk Management