This ordinance appropriates $15,000 in grant funding to the Juneau Public Libraries, for the purpose of participating in the Big Read, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in partnership with Arts Midwest.
Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book.
Grant funding is provided by Arts Midwest. This federally funded grant is contingent upon funds to be received by Arts Midwest from the National Endowment for the Arts: CFDA (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance) #45.024.
This program has a dollar-for-dollar matching requirment and is matched with staff time from the Library, a cash contribution from the Friends of the Juneau Public Library, and third party in-kind contributions from the University of Alaska, Southeast One Campus One Book program, Bartlett Regional Hospital, the Alaska State Library, and the 49 Writers group.