Terms Used In Florida Statutes 257.42

The administrative unit of a library cooperative is eligible to receive an annual grant from the state of not more than $400,000 for the purpose of sharing library resources based upon an annual plan of service and expenditure and an annually updated 5-year, long-range plan of cooperative library resource sharing. Those plans, which must include a component describing how the cooperative will share technology and the use of technology, must be submitted to the Division of Library and Information Services of the Department of State for evaluation and possible recommendation for funding in the division’s legislative budget request. Grant funds may not be used to supplant local funds or other funds. A library cooperative must provide from local sources matching cash funds equal to 10 percent of the grant award.