Funding & Grants

The Heartland Library Cooperative is a multi-county library as defined by Florida Statutes 257.171 and 257.172. Funding is provided via Florida State Aid for Libraries as administered by the State Library of Florida. Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services have also been used for multiple projects. No funding is derived locally.

YearState Aid Award
1997372,682
1998372,126
1999347,132
2000384,660
2001366,970
2002400,000
2003400,000
2004400,000
2005400,000
2006400,000
2007400,000
2008384,000
Total$4,627,570.00

Below is a list of all grant fundings awarded and administered since the Cooperative began.

CodeAwardProjectFunding Source
DLIS-96-I-01-A-0455,000Heartland Development GrantLibrary Services and Construction Act
DLIS-97-1C-02131,500FloriNet Enhanced Connectivity Grant – Hardee CountyLibrary Services and Technology Act
DLIS-97-2-017,750Heartland Development GrantLibrary Services and Technology Act
DLIS-97-2-157,750Born to Read Program – Hardee CountyLibrary Services and Technology Act
DLIS-97-2-167,750Born to Read Program – Okeechobee CountyLibrary Services and Technology Act
98-LSTA-D-0352,215Born to ReadLibrary Services and Technology Act
99-LSTA-E-0330,000Born to Read IILibrary Services and Technology Act
00-LSTA-I-0359,641Graying the Net: Building a Community of Computer-Using Older CitizensLibrary Services and Technology Act
00-LSTA-F-0338,944Born to ReadLibrary Services and Construction Act
00-FLL-0425,000Desoto’s New ReadersFlorida Library Literacy
00-FLL-0525,000Libraries Support LiteracyFlorida Library Literacy
01-LSTA-E-0548,166Born to ReadLibrary Services and Technology Act
01-LSTA-F-0763,075Graying the Net Year 2Library Services and Technology Act
02-LSTA-E-0548,000Born to ReadLibrary Services and Technology Act
03-LSTA-D-0434,488Born to ReadLibrary Services and Technology Act
04-Gates-B-034,800Staying Connected Computer GrantBill and Melinda Gates Foundation
04-LSTA-D-05-A2,865Prime Time Family Reading Time – Hardee County LibraryLibrary Services and Technology Act
04-LSTA-E-0435,000Born to ReadLibrary Services and Technology Act
05-LSTA-D-03-C4,800Prime Time Family Reading Time – Hardee County LibraryLibrary Services and Technology Act
06-CLIC-044,800Prime Time Extra – Hardee County LibraryCommunity Libraries in Caring Program
06-Gates-1248,000Hardware Upgrade GrantBill and Melinda Gates Foundation
07-CLIC-038,950ESOL Computer Aided Learning – Desoto County LibraryCommunity Libraries in Caring Program
07-CLIC-0410,000Reading with Pride and Power – Hardee County Public LibraryCommunity Libraries in Caring Program
07-CLIC-058,950Gaming at the Library – Highlands County Library SystemCommunity Libraries in Caring Program
08-CLIC-048,000Hardee Goes GraphicCommunity Libraries in Caring Program
Total$717,694