East Central Regional Library Legacy Grant SFY 2010 - SFY 2011

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$259,301
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$174,951
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
East Central Regional Library
Recipient Type
Libraries
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2009
End Date
June 2011
Activity Type
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Chisago
Isanti
Kanabec
Mille Lacs
Pine
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota, 2009 Chapter 172, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

These appropriations are for grants allocated using existing formulas under Minnesota Statutes, section 134.355, to the 12 Minnesota Regional Library Systems, to provide educational opportunities in the arts, history, literary arts, and cultural heritage of Minnesota. No more then 2.5 percent of the funds may be used for administration by regional library systems. These funds may be used to sponsor programs provided by regional libraries, or to provide grants to local arts and cultural heritage programs for programs in partnership with regional libraries. The Department of Education, State Library Services Division shall administer these funds.

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$259,301
Description of Funds
Minnesota Regional Library Legacy Grant. $174,951 in 2010 and $259,301 in 2011 are appropriated for arts and cultural heritage programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional or statewide library organizations. East Central Regional Library administers its regional funds in cooperation with State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education.
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota, 2009 Chapter 172, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

These appropriations are for grants allocated using existing formulas under Minnesota Statutes, section 134.355, to the 12 Minnesota Regional Library Systems, to provide educational opportunities in the arts, history, literary arts, and cultural heritage of Minnesota. No more then 2.5 percent of the funds may be used for administration by regional library systems. These funds may be used to sponsor programs provided by regional libraries, or to provide grants to local arts and cultural heritage programs for programs in partnership with regional libraries. The Department of Education, State Library Services Division shall administer these funds.

2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$174,951
Description of Funds
Minnesota Regional Library Legacy Grant. $174,951 in 2010 and $259,301 in 2011 are appropriated for arts and cultural heritage programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional or statewide library organizations. East Central Regional Library administers its regional funds in cooperation with State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education.
Project Overview

Minnesota’s Legacy Amendment raises revenue for Clean Water, Outdoor Heritage, Parks and Trails, and Arts and Cultural Heritage. Libraries are beneficiaries of a portion of the Arts and Cultural Heritage Funding.

Minnesota has a strong library presence with over 350 active public library buildings within twelve regional public library systems. East Central Regional Library (ECRL) is a consolidated regional public library system in east central Minnesota. It has fourteen branch libraries located in six counties: Aitkin, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine. ECRL was formed under joint powers agreements between cities and counties. ECRL and branch public libraries provide free access to library services and program activities for all residents of the region without discrimination. Through cooperation, shared services, and reciprocal agreements, library users have access to a wide range of public library services, programs and resources within the region and statewide. Through system collaboration, communities develop libraries that capitalize on economies of scale providing greater effectiveness, improved quality and access to more resources.

Through the State Library Services Division of the Minnesota Department of Education, the regional public library systems each receive part of the $4.25 million Minnesota Regional Library Legacy Grant through a state formula program. East Central Regional Library's share through the formula is $174,951 in 2010 and $259,301 in 2011. The funds enable ECRL branch libraries to connect with authors, playwrights, musicians, story tellers, and other arts activities providing a strong program connect for all Minnesotans with the arts and cultural heritage activities.

Project Manager
First Name
Barbara
Last Name
Misselt
Organization Name
East Central Regional Library
Street Address
244 South Birch Street
City
Cambridge
State
MN
Zip Code
55008
Phone
(763) 689-7389
Email
bmisselt@ecrl.lib.mn.us