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File #: 21-6441    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Grant Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/16/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 11/30/2021 Final action:
Title: Request by the County Library for approval to accept from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission grant funds in the amount of $300,000, with no required match, for the FY 2022 Texas Digital Navigators Program.
Attachments: 1. 21-6441
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Department: County Library
Department Head/Elected Official: Edward Melton, Executive Director

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Grant

Project ID (if applicable):
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): Texas State Library and Archives Commission
MWDBE Participation (if applicable):

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request by the County Library for approval to accept from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission grant funds in the amount of $300,000, with no required match, for the FY 2022 Texas Digital Navigators Program.
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Background and Discussion: This grant funding will enable Harris County Public Library to hire four digital navigators, one for each Commissioner precinct. The navigators will be tasked with developing and delivering curriculum to address the diverse digital literacy needs of Harris County residents.


Expected Impact: This program will work in tandem with existing digital connectivity efforts taking place across Harris County and represents a substantial investment in digital literacy. In the future, this should have a positive impact on a number of the County's priorities, including Economic Opportunity, Housing, and Public Health as more Harris County residents are empowered by technology.


Alternative Options: N/A


Alignment with Goal(s):
_ Justice and Safety
X Economic Opportunity
X Housing
X Public Health
_ Transportation
_ Flooding
_ Environment
_ Governance and Customer Service

Prior Court Action (if any):
Date
Agenda Item #
Action Taken
10/12/21
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Approved.


Location:
Address (if applicable):
Precinct(s): Countywide


Fiscal and Personnel Summary
Service Name
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FY 21-22
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FY 22
Next 3 FYs
Incremental Expenditures
Labor Expenditures
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291.2k
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Non-Labor Expenditures
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8.8k
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Total Incremental Expenditures
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300k
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Funding Sources (General Fund, PIC Fund, Debt or CP, Grants, or Other - Please Specify)
Existing
Budget
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Total Current Budget...

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