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File #: 21-6441    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Grant Status: Passed
File created: 11/16/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 11/30/2021 Final action: 11/30/2021
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

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

167

Approved.

 

 

Location:

Address (if applicable):

Precinct(s): Countywide

 

 

Fiscal and Personnel Summary

Service Name

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FY 21-22

Estimates

 

 

 

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

-

-

-

Additional Budget Requested

Grant Award-

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300k-

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-

-

-

-

 

-

-

-

-

Total Additional Budget Requested

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-

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Total Funding Sources

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300k

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Personnel (Fill out section only if requesting new PCNs)

Current Position Count for Service

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-

-

Additional Positions Requested

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-

-

Total Personnel

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-

-

 

 

Anticipated Implementation Date: December 1, 2021

Emergency/Disaster Recovery Note: Not an emergency, disaster, or COVID-19 related item

Contact(s) name, title, department: Megan LeMaster, Division Director - Research and Development, County Library

Attachments (if applicable): Award letter.