SUMMARY OF TEXT
This rule will allow the State Library to: 1) request information from institutions to determine which ones are eligible to participate for appropriations and grants; and 2) set the application process for competitive grants.
TEXT OF PROPOSED RULE
15 CSR 30-200.025 Application and Payment Procedures for Appropriations or Grants
(1) For appropriations or grants which designate a directed distribution of funds to libraries which meet specific eligibility criteria (such as meeting the definition of an academic library, institutional library, library consortium, public library, school library, or special library, as defined in 15 CSR 30-200.010), the state library shall request information from the institutions to determine which ones are eligible for participation. In some instances, additional published data from various sources, including state and federal agencies, may be used to determine eligibility.
(2) For appropriations or grants with funds awarded on a competitive basis, the following application process will be used:
(A) Applications must be submitted in the form and manner prescribed by the state library and must include all required signatures;
(B) Additional information may be requested by the state library as appropriate to the type of applications;
(C) All applications will be examined by state library staff for completeness, compliance with regulations and eligibility criteria, and adherence to instructions, but meeting these elements does not obligate the state librarian or secretary of state to award any grant; and
(D) The state librarian shall review the applications and provide the secretary of state with recommendations for grant awards. The secretary of state shall make the final decision on approving, in whole or in part, or denying a grant.