Collier County
FL

Action Item
9828

Recommendation to approve an after-the-fact grant application to Schwab Charitable Fund and accept a restricted donation of $1,000 to benefit the Immokalee Branch Library and authorize the necessary Budget Amendment.

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Department:Community & Human ServicesSponsors:
Category:16.D Consent Agenda-Public Services Department

Executive Summary

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

Recommendation to approve an “after-the-fact” grant application to Schwab Charitable Fund and accept a restricted donation of $1,000 to benefit the Immokalee Branch Library and authorize the necessary Budget Amendment.

 

 

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­OBJECTIVE: To accept a restricted donation to benefit the patrons of the Immokalee Branch Library.

 

CONSIDERATIONS: On August 1, 2019, the Collier County Public Library received a grant application notice for a $1,000 award from the Schwab Charitable Fund. The request stipulated the money shall be used for the Immokalee Branch Library. It is the intent of the Library to use these funds to enhance the quality of services and programs to the residents and visitors.

 

The application was required to be prepared and submitted within two (2) days of application receipt. Permission was requested to have an extension of the submission deadline. Schwab Charitable allowed an additional five (5) days for submission. However, due to the unusually quick turnaround required and the Board of County Commissioners (Board) being in summer recess an “after-the-fact” application process was necessary. Collier County CMA #5330 authorizes the County Manager to approve the submittal of grant applications with subsequent Board action at the next regularly scheduled Board meeting to ratify the approval as an “after-the-fact” application. The County Manager approved the grant application on August 7, 2019.

 

Upon receipt of the $1,000 restricted donation, a Budget Amendment will be prepared and presented to the Board only if any changes are made to the amount received.

 

FISCAL IMPACT: A Budget Amendment is needed to appropriate the $1,000 donation within the Library’s Public Services Grant Fund (709), Project 33643. There is no requirement for a County match.

 

LEGAL CONSIDERATION: This item is approved for form and legality and requires a majority vote for Board action.  - JAB

 

GROWTH MANAGEMENT IMPACT: There is no Growth Management impact resulting from this action.

 

RECOMMENDATION: To approve an “after-the-fact” grant application to Schwab Charitable fund and accept a restricted donation of $1,000 to benefit the Immokalee Branch Library and authorize the necessary Budget Amendment.

 

Prepared By: Hilary Halford, Sr. Grant & Housing Coordinator, Community & Human Services Division

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