Northwest Regional Library Legacy Grant SFY 2014 - SFY 2015

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,592
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,592
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient Type
Libraries
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2013
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Digitization/Online Information Access
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Fund Administration
Grants/Contracts
Preservation
Research
Counties Affected
Kittson
Marshall
Pennington
Red Lake
Roseau
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2013 Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 4
Appropriation Language

These amounts are appropriated to the commissioner of education for grants to the 12 Minnesota regional library systems to provide educational opportunities in the arts, history, literary arts, and cultural heritage of Minnesota. These funds shall be allocated using the formula in Minnesota Statutes, section 134.355, subdivisions 3, 4, and 5, with the remaining 25 percent to be distributed to all qualifying systems in an amount proportionate to the number of qualifying system entities in each system. For purposes of this subdivision, "qualifying system entity" means a public library, a regional library system, a regional library system headquarters, a county, or an outreach service program. 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. These funds shall be distributed in ten equal payments per year. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, the appropriations encumbered on or before June 30, 2015, as grants or contracts in this subdivision are available until June 30, 2017.

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,592
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$33,821
Administration costs
$2,191
Number of full time equivalents funded
.20
Measurable Outcome(s)

Total number of activities, programs and/or events: 105
Total participation/attendance: 2,711
Total number of partnerships: 2
Total value of in-kind contributions: $0

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2013 Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 4
Appropriation Language

These amounts are appropriated to the commissioner of education for grants to the 12 Minnesota regional library systems to provide educational opportunities in the arts, history, literary arts, and cultural heritage of Minnesota. These funds shall be allocated using the formula in Minnesota Statutes, section 134.355, subdivisions 3, 4, and 5, with the remaining 25 percent to be distributed to all qualifying systems in an amount proportionate to the number of qualifying system entities in each system. For purposes of this subdivision, "qualifying system entity" means a public library, a regional library system, a regional library system headquarters, a county, or an outreach service program. 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. These funds shall be distributed in ten equal payments per year. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, the appropriations encumbered on or before June 30, 2015, as grants or contracts in this subdivision are available until June 30, 2017.

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,592
Other Funds Leveraged
$5,575
Direct expenses
$81,167
Administration costs
$5,083
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.1
Measurable Outcome(s)

Total number of activities, programs, and/or events: 71
Total participation/attendance: 3,992
Total number of partnerships: 9

Project Overview

Minnesota’s 12 regional public library systems, which encompass 350 public libraries in all areas of the state, benefit from a portion of the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Through State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education, each regional public library system receives a formula-driven allocation from the annual $3 million Minnesota Regional Library Legacy Grant.
Northwest Regional Library System (NRL) is a consolidated regional public library system in upper northwest Minnesota. NRL has seven branch public libraries located in five counties: Kittson, Marshall, Pennington, Red Lake, and Roseau.With Arts and Cultural Heritage funds, NRL and its member libraries present an array of arts, cultural, literary, and Minnesota history programs in collaboration with arts and cultural organizations, independent artists, historical societies, and community organizations. Programs contribute to the cultural vitality of the region and build a lasting legacy.

Project Manager
First Name
Kristi
Last Name
Hanson
Organization Name
Northwest Regional Library
Street Address
210 LaBree Ave. N., P.O. Box 593
City
Thief River Falls
State
MN
Zip Code
56701-0593
Phone
(218) 681-1066
Email
hansonk@nwrlib.org