Pioneerland Library System Legacy Grant SFY2014 - SFY2015

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$160,971
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$160,971
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Pioneerland Library System
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
Big Stone
Chippewa
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
McLeod
Meeker
Renville
Swift
Yellow Medicine
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
$160,971
Other Funds Leveraged
$3,600
Direct expenses
$164,571
Administration costs
$4,041
Number of full time equivalents funded
.38
Measurable Outcome(s)

Total number of activities, programs, and/or events: 110Total participation/attendance: 14,235Total number of partnerships: 144

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
$160,971
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,900
Direct expenses
$131,393
Administration costs
$8,049
Number of full time equivalents funded
.5
Measurable Outcome(s)

Total number of activities, programs, and/or events: 144
Total participation/attendance: 7,208
Total number of partnerships: 76

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.
Pioneerland Library System (PLS) is a consolidated regional public library system in west central Minnesota. PLS has thirty-two branch libraries located in nine counties: Big Stone, Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, McLeod, Meeker, Renville, Swift, and Yellow Medicine. With Arts and Cultural Heritage funds, PLS 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
Laurie
Last Name
Ortega
Organization Name
Pioneerland Library System
Street Address
410 5th St. SW, P.O. Box 327
City
Willmar
State
MN
Zip Code
56201-0327
Phone
(320) 235-6106 x28
Email
laurie.ortega@pioneerland.lib.mn.us