This ordinance would appropriate an additional $130,700 in grant funds from the Alaska State Library to the CBJ Library Department for the staffing, materials, services, and supplies needed to provide library services by mail to Alaskan residents who live in communities that lack public library services.
The current grant budget in operating is $97,700, this ordinance would increase the grant budget to $228,400.
The Alaska State Library is directed to provide public library services to residents of the State without access to a public library in Alaska Statute 14.56.030(4) and the Library has been participating in this program in differing manners since its inception. This grant would fund 2.75 FTE positions and there is no matching requirement.
The Assembly Finance Committee reviewed this ordinance at its May 21, 2014 meeting, and recommended forwarding to the full Assembly approval.