State Library Program Partner: Online Tutoring

Portal ID:
9839
Status:
Closed (2 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:

Details

Purpose:

The California State Library is accepting applications for a partner agency to work in collaboration with the State Library to provide a two-year online tutoring service program for all elementary and secondary school pupils through public libraries. The purpose of the project is to provide academic support for California students through their local public libraries, at no cost to the students or their families.

Description:

To apply, please complete the online application at https://webportalapp.com/sp/statepartner.

The tutoring service should be available at public libraries by the start of the 2022/23 school year.

The partner must be a cooperative library system or a non-profit library-related statewide organization and must agree to be the applicant of record for the grant, disburse the funds, and be responsible for all requirements of the grant such as contracts, fiscal records, reports, and some operational functions. The partner will be eligible for an indirect cost rate not to exceed 10% of modified total direct costs (MTDC). MTDC means all direct salaries and wages, applicable fringe benefits, materials and supplies, services, travel, and subcontracts up to the first $25,000 of each subcontract.

Details on the Online Tutoring Program

This state-funded program will support libraries in providing K-12 students with real-time online tutoring in multiple languages, accessed onsite at the local library or remotely with a library card, personal device, and internet connection. The California State Legislature has approved $6,400,000 in one-time special funding for this project.

The main objective of the project is to provide statewide access for elementary and secondary school pupils to real-time online tutoring through their local public libraries, at no cost to the students or their families. Further objectives include:

 Increasing use of public libraries (both in-person and online) by students, parents, teachers, and caregivers. Enabling public libraries to establish or improve relationships with local school districts based on the shared goal of supporting students, parents, educators, and caregivers.

The State Library and the partner will work collaboratively to support libraries’ participation in the online tutoring project and to create a process for assessing program effectiveness and impact, based on a shared statewide system of quantitative and qualitative data gathering and analysis. 

The partner 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 assigned State Library staff, including a grant monitor, is required. The funded project may also be subject to at least one formal site visit 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 in close partnership with the State Library to create and implement a complete project plan and scope of work. Please email to request the full objectives and responsibilities.  

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency

The applicant must be a cooperative library system or a non-profit library-related statewide organization.

Eligible Geographies:

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 12, 2022
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
4/2022-6/30/2023

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$6,400,000
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.
$6,399,998
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 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)

How to Apply

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

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Reed Stege, 1-916-603-7219, reed.strege@library.ca.gov