3530.0200 GRANT APPLICATION.
Who may apply.
Regional library systems designated as eligible under provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 134.34, subdivision 3, may apply for establishment grants as specified in part 3530.0800 and for regional library basic system support grants as specified in parts 3530.0900 to 3530.1200 and for special project grants as specified in parts 3530.1300 and 3530.1400. County and city public libraries which are participating in the aforementioned regional library systems may also apply for special project grants as specified in parts 3530.1300 and 3530.1400. The Minnesota Department of Corrections and the Minnesota Department of Human Services may apply for grants for institution library service and for library service for the blind and physically disabled as specified in part 3530.1500. Multicounty multitype library systems designated by the commissioner of education as eligible under provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 134.351, subdivision 1, may apply for development grants as specified in parts 3530.1600 to 3530.2100 and for operating grants as specified in parts 3530.2200 to 3530.2600.
All applications for grants shall be made on application forms provided by the Division of State Library Services, Minnesota Department of Education. Content of application form varies with each type of grant and is specified in parts 3530.0800 to 3530.2600.
All grant applications shall be filed on or before July 1 to be considered for funding during the succeeding state fiscal year provided that applications for establishment grants shall be filed by regional library systems on or before July 1 or on or before January 1, to be considered for funding for the succeeding 12-month period. Applications for special project grants and for multicounty multitype library cooperation development grants shall be filed on a date established by the commissioner of education and published in the newsletter of the Division of State Library Services not less than 90 days before such date.
Grant applicants shall sign a statement of assurance that:
grant funds shall be used only for the purposes for which granted as specified in the approved grant application or approved by the director of the Division of State Library Services in an amendment to the original application filed under provisions of parts 3530.0600 and 3530.0700;
a narrative report indicating program or project results accomplished and a report of grant expenditures shall be filed with the Division of State Library Services on forms supplied by the Division of State Library Services later than 90 days after the completion of the project or program, or the end of the state fiscal year, whichever is earlier provided that such period allowed shall not be less than 90 days;
if participation by a regional library system or a member local governmental unit is discontinued, ownership of the discontinuing system or unit's assets, including cash or the fair market value thereof if such assets cannot be transferred by the grantee, acquired during the last three years of participation from establishment grant and regional library basic system support grant funds, shall revert to the commissioner of education for reassignment for library services elsewhere; and
it will comply with the provisions of title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, (United States Code, title 42, 2000d et seq.), its regulations and all other applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations.