Lunch at the Library Management Partner

Portal ID:
5902
Status:
Closed
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:

Details

Purpose:

The  Lunch at the Library program supports libraries in providing children and teens with meals and learning and enrichment opportunities during the summer while school is not in session. The partner agency will take the lead role in supporting libraries’ participation and agree to be the Fiscal Agent of record for the grant, disburse the funds, and be responsible for all grant requirements like contracts, fiscal records, and reports.

Description:

The state-funded Lunch at the Library program supports libraries in providing children and teens with meals and learning and enrichment opportunities during the summer months while school is not in session. The California State Legislature has approved $800,000 for in one-time special funding for this project. The funds will support libraries in participating in the Lunch at the Library program in 2021. Project activities will take place during both the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 fiscal years. Please click here or see https://lunchatthelibrary.org/ for detailed project information.

The partner agency will take the lead role in supporting libraries’ participation in the Lunch at the Library project. They will agree to be the Applicant/Fiscal Agent of record for the grant, disburse the funds, and be responsible for all requirements of the grant such as contracts, fiscal records, and reports.

The successful applicant will be required to submit a progress report at least twice per fiscal year, as requested by the California State Library. A final report will also be due upon project completion. The reports must describe the project status, including a financial summary.

Ongoing contact with the grant monitor at the California State Library is required. The funded project may also be subject to at least one formal site visit(s) during the period of performance. Ongoing project and program evaluation will be developed in conjunction with the California State Library.

The selected applicant will work with the State Library to create and implement a complete project plan and scope of work

Major responsibilities of the partner agency:

 a) Maintain records of expenditures related to the grant that are consistent with generally acceptable accounting practices;

 b) Make financial records available to CSL upon request;

 c) Work with CSL staff to assure that funds are disbursed in compliance with the purpose of the grant;

 d) Prepare and submit required narrative and fiscal reports;

 e) Procure equipment, supplies, etc. as needed;

 f) Issue contracts for services, personnel, and consultants;

 g) Make payments for services, including for hours worked and travel reimbursements, to consultants and contractors;

 h) Oversee the implementation of project activities.

PLEASE NOTE: An interview may be part of the selection process following receipt of the applications.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Other

Applicants can include a CLSA Cooperative Library System, California Library Association, or Califa Group.

Eligible Geographies:

Applicant must be located in California.

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
May 21, 2021
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
Through Fall 2022

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$800,000
Expected number of awards A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
1
Estimated amount per award Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
$800,000
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
Funding Source: The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

State funds allocated to the California State Library as part of the 2020-2021 Budget (SB 85) for the Lunch at the Library program.

Funding Method: The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Advance(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Funds will be award 

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Annly Roman, 1-916-603-7162, annly.roman@library.ca.gov