Long Beach, CA
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File #: 22-1092    Version: 1 Name: LS - STEAM Ecosystem Grant Project
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 8/25/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute an agreement, and any necessary amendments, with California State Library to accept and expend grant funding in the amount of $56,800 for the Library’s SEED: Growing a STEAM Ecosystem Grant Project, for the period ending June 30, 2023; and Increase appropriations in the General Grants Fund Group in the Library Services Department by $56,800, offset by grant revenue. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Library Services
Attachments: 1. 091322-C-11sr
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute an agreement, and any necessary amendments, with California State Library to accept and expend grant funding in the amount of $56,800 for the Library’s SEED: Growing a STEAM Ecosystem Grant Project, for the period ending June 30, 2023; and

Increase appropriations in the General Grants Fund Group in the Library Services Department by $56,800, offset by grant revenue. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
City Council approval is requested to execute an agreement with the California State Library to receive and expend grant funding related to science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) programing. The Library Services Department’s (Library) grant application to the California State Library was approved, which awards grant funding to expand its current project, SEED: Growing a STEAM Ecosystem, in the amount of $56,800 for the grant period ending June 30, 2023.

This grant funding will increase the Library’s capacity to create and sustain high-quality, engaging, and equitable STEAM programming for underrepresented students throughout Long Beach. Additionally, this grant funding will allow the expansion of the library's current SEED project, which is a collaboration between teams of public libraries, school districts, and teacher preparation programs in three communities across the United States of America for replication and dissemination of the STEAM Ecosystem model. With this additional grant funding the Library will offer twice as many fall and winter STEAM workshops for youth, an increase from 20 to 40 sessions, while also providing additional support for this summer's STEAM camps, which provide 40-hours of learning to ninety (90) 7th and 8th grade Long Beach Unified School District students.

This matter was reviewed by Deputy City Attorney Vanessa S. Ibarra on August 25, 2022 and by Revenue Management Officer Geraldine Alejo on August 24, 2022.

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