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Holston River Regional Library: 2019 Tech Grant

Libguide for the Libraries in the Holston River Region.

2019 Tech Grant application

The Tennessee State Library and Archives is pleased to provide a grant opportunity to public libraries across Tennessee for their technology needs. This grant is supported in part by the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.

Note: As this is a contractual grant, all contracts will have to be signed and received by the Library and Archives prior to funds being available. 

 Applications can be sent via e-mail, fax, or mail, as we do not require original signatures to be submitted.  Please send all applications to the following:

Jennifer Cowan-Henderson
Director of Planning and Development
Tennessee State Library and Archives
403 7th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243
ph: 615-741-1923
fax: 615-532-9904

jennifer.cowan-henderson@tn.gov

Deadline for applications is July 2, 2018

Order Tech Grant Items from State Contract

NEWS UPDATE OCTOBER 2018: POMEROY has been bought by GETRONICS

Contact for Pomeroy Orders/Assistance

Jeff Dunn: 615-922-3931

Jeffery.dunn@gentronics.com

or 

 Layne Rogers 

layne.rogers@getronics.com

 

Look for the contract number that ends in 42772

2019 Tech Grant application

The 2019 Tech Grant application is now available for submission!

For those of you who are not familiar with the grant, it is a 50/50 matching grant for any public library in the state to purchase computers, printer, mobile devices, and other technology.  While many libraries use the grant to purchase replacement hardware and software, it is also an opportunity to try out something new and innovative for your community.

This is a reimbursement-style contractual grant. How does that work? Once the awards have been determined and approved, a contract will be sent to you for signature. When the contract is fully signed, your funds will be available to you and as you send in copies of your invoices, we will review them and as approved as eligible purchase, we will reimburse you 50% of each invoice until your full grant award has been received.  The grant itself will run from October 1st, 2018 – April 30, 2019.

We have added no additional questions to this applications, so the questions on page 7 are the same as they were last grant cycle.

Indirect Cost

We are still asking if you want part of your grant award to go toward indirect cost (such as the time it took you to fill out the application, the electricity and printing toner and paper it took to print it off, etc.) You can automatically get 10%, but if your city/county has negotiated for a higher percentage, you’ll need to include that paperwork.  You can also choose to not include any indirect cost, which meant that all of your grant award can be spent towards purchasing what  technology you requested. Any indirect cost will come from your grant award – you will not be awarded more because you chose to include indirect cost.

For example, if you are awarded $1,000.00 and want 10% to go toward indirect cost, you will have $900.00 to spend for your equipment and the other $100.00 will be reimbursed once the $900.00 has been spent.

Eligible / Ineligible Items

If you are unsure if what you are requesting is eligible, please ask me!  There is a list of ineligible items included in the application on page3, and a list of the minimum specifications for desktops and laptops is on page 4.  We don’t provide a list of eligible items in order for you to have the ability to be innovative in what you would like to try for your library.

Deadline to Apply

The deadline to apply is July 2nd.  You can fax, e-mail or mail your application in.  Please note: if you mail your application in, it will need to physically be here by July 2nd, as we will not accept late submissions, even if postmarked by 7/2.  You are always welcome to contact me to ask if I have received your application.  The application will also be available next week at: https://sos.tn.gov/products/tsla/grants

If you have any questions about the application, the grant, or anything else, please feel free to contact me.

 

Jennifer Cowan-Henderson

Director of Planning and Development

State E-rate Coordinator for Public Libraries

Tennessee State Library and Archives

Office of Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett

403 7th Avenue North

Nashville, TN 37243

p 615-741-1923

f 615-532-9904

jennifer.cowan-henderson@tn.gov

2019 LSTA Technology Grant Info

All items must be ORDERED by January 30, 2019

All invoices need to be received by Whitney by April 15, 2019

All Grant Reports are due to Whitney by May 15, 2019

Your grant monitor is Whitney Nelson - whitney.nelson@tn.gov

 

NEWS UPDATE OCTOBER 2018: POMEROY has been bought by GETRONICS

Contact for Pomeroy Orders/Assistance

Jeff Dunn: 615-922-3931

Jeffery.dunn@getronics.com 

or 

 Layne Rogers 

layne.rogers@getronics.com

 

You may order from ANYONE as long as the computers meet or exceed the minimum specifications.