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File #: 20-0756    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/29/2020 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 $132,643 from California State Library to be utilized for staffing, supplies, travel costs and a mobile services vehicle for the implementation of the Early Learning in the Neighborhood project; 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; 3) Approve and authorize acceptance of funding from the LENA Foundation of $25,634 to offset the costs of launching a LENA Start Site; 4) Authorize the Department Head to sign the LENA Foundation Launch Funds Acknowledgement ($23,455) and the LENA Foundation VOQAL Launch Funds Acknowledgement ($2,179); and 5) Authorize the Department Head to execute a perpetual agreement 4985 with the LENA Foundation for the one-time set up and first two years LENA start packages, training, and LENA devices as required by the grant for the pr...
Attachments: 1. A - Blue Route CSL Early Learning, 2. B - CSL Grant, 3. C - CSL Early Learning - Lena
Related files: 21-1358
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Library Department recommending the Board:
1) Approve and authorize acceptance of a local assistance grant of $132,643 from California State Library to be utilized for staffing, supplies, travel costs and a mobile services vehicle for the implementation of the Early Learning in the Neighborhood project;
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;
3) Approve and authorize acceptance of funding from the LENA Foundation of $25,634 to offset the costs of launching a LENA Start Site;
4) Authorize the Department Head to sign the LENA Foundation Launch Funds Acknowledgement ($23,455) and the LENA Foundation VOQAL Launch Funds Acknowledgement ($2,179); and
5) Authorize the Department Head to execute a perpetual agreement 4985 with the LENA Foundation for the one-time set up and first two years LENA start packages, training, and LENA devices as required by the grant for the promotion and measurement of language exchanges between children and their caregiver, for a total not to exceed $19,900 after LENA funding is applied.

FUNDING: Shared Vision: Early Learning local assistance grant 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. Early Learning grants ($3 million) are aimed to connect children, youth, families and caregivers with the services they need to thrive, by building or enhancing early learning hubs and wraparound services. By further integrating the work of libraries and other community service ...

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