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File #: 20-0728    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/21/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/23/2020 Final action: 6/23/2020
Title: Library Department recommending the Board: 1) Approve and authorize acceptance of a local assistance grant of $107,510 from the California State Library, to be utilized for staff, supplies, travel and a mobile services vehicle to implement the Senior Mobile Outreach project; and 2) Authorize the Department Head to sign the Financial Claim and Grant Award Certification required to accept this grant funding for expenditures in FY 2020-21. FUNDING: Bringing the Library to You: Mobile Library Solution grants from California State funding administered by the California State Library.
Attachments: 1. A - Blue Route Sr Mobile Outreach Grant, 2. B - Senior Mobile Outreach Grant Application, 3. C - Cert Docs Mobile Library SVBT-033 20-0728, 4. D - Award Packet Mobile Library El Dorado County SVBT-033 Award 20-0728
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Library Department recommending the Board:
1) Approve and authorize acceptance of a local assistance grant of $107,510 from the California State Library, to be utilized for staff, supplies, travel and a mobile services vehicle to implement the Senior Mobile Outreach project; and
2) Authorize the Department Head to sign the Financial Claim and Grant Award Certification required to accept this grant funding for expenditures in FY 2020-21.

FUNDING: Bringing the Library to You: Mobile Library Solution grants from California State funding administered by the California State Library.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The 2019-20 California state budget contained $8 million for the State Library to provide grants to local public library jurisdictions to implement early learning and after school programs, and to support mobile library solutions. These new grant programs will increase Californians' access to health, educational, workforce and other services, while also increasing the mobility and accessibility of public libraries. Bringing the Library to You (mobile library solutions grants) will help libraries implement new ways to bring literacy, technology and other services to those who face challenges visiting their local library. When Californians lack transportation, live far from their library, or work long hours, mobile library solutions make it possible to access library services and programs.

The Senior Mobile Outreach grant in the Bringing the Library to You category was awarded to El Dorado County Library system to develop and implement senior resources/supports through an interactive senior mobile outreach program with aging services agencies to provide equal access, promote healthy quality of life, support lifelong learning, and reduce social isolation. Improved social and health outcomes will be the focus of intergenerational senior/youth support activities through this mobile outreach project. This project will fund an all-wheel drive mobile out...

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