TITLE 23: EDUCATION AND CULTURAL RESOURCES
SUBTITLE B: CULTURAL RESOURCES
CHAPTER I: SECRETARY OF STATE
PART 3035 ILLINOIS STATE LIBRARY GRANT PROGRAMS
SECTION 3035.125 LIBRARY GRANTS FOR VETERANS' HOMES


 

Section 3035.125  Library Grants for Veterans' Homes

 

a)         Pursuant to Section 8.6 of the Act, this Section establishes the application procedures for veterans' home library grants.

 

b)         The application for annual grants to State-funded veterans' homes shall be made according to a deadline established by the State Librarian.  The administrator and librarian or person responsible for library services at the veterans' home shall sign the application.

 

c)         Illinois State Library staff will evaluate the applications, and the State Librarian will make final funding decisions.

 

d)         Applications will be funded according to amount of funding available, demonstrated need and number of residents being served.  Criteria will also include whether the plan of operation contains information about the project goals and objectives, the methods used to achieve these goals and objectives, and the involvement of staff in providing library service.

 

e)         In order for an application to be considered, the veterans' home must be providing library services to its residents at the time of application.

 

f)         The application shall consist of:

 

1)         A statement on the proposed use of the grant for which application is being made that shall show how grant funds will be used to expand library services to residents of the veterans' home.  Grant funds are eligible to be used for library staff, materials, equipment and library services.

 

2)         A report on the use of the previous year's grant, if a grant was received, that shall show how the grant was used, and an evaluation detailing the impact of the program.

 

3)         A certification stating that:

 

A)        the grant funds will be kept in a separate account;

 

B)        local funding for library service will not diminish as a result of the program;

 

C)        the library will submit semiannual financial and programmatic reports to the Illinois State Library, on January 31 and July 31 of each year, covering the use of the funds.

 

4)         Other requirements established by the Illinois State Library.