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“Are You at Risk for Breast Cancer?”

Breast Cancer Programs, funded by Susan G. Komen, Affiliate of  Western New York

“Are You at Risk for Breast Cancer?”

Date: October 19, 2012
Place: Olean Public Library
Time : 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Speakers: Lesley Hoag, Patricia Stewart

Date: October 22, 2012
Place: King Memorial Library, Machias
Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Speakers: June Brennan, Amy Benjamin

Governor Announces Broadband Grant program

Connect NY-$25 Million High – Speed Internet Access Program

Governor Cuomo announced that today the state will begin accepting applications in the “ConnectNY” program which provides $25 million in grant funding to promote broadband internet access across the state. The grants are made available through the Regional Councils and Empire State Development and will help expand high speed internet access in rural upstate and underserved urban areas ofNew York.

Expanding high-speed internet was identified last year as a priority by the Regional Councils  in order to help local businesses expand their ability to reach customers and encourage broadband providers to improve internet access for local communities.  Broadband internet grants, such asConnectNY, both spur investment by service providers in communities and help boost economic development in each region by expanding the ability of local businesses to reach consumers globally.

Applications will be reviewed and scored on the following metrics.

  • Providing new service to areas with little or no Internet.  Additional weight will be given for plans that provide more internet access to the local public through libraries, parks, and other community areas, help local health centers provide new online access to health records and services, and expand internet service in economically distressed areas.
  • Creating a plan for educating local businesses and residents on how to use the internet.
  • Building off existing internet networks to more efficiently expand high speed Internet service in communities that broadband in only some areas but not throughout the area.
  • Receiving of the endorsement of the local Regional Council.

For more information and to read the full press release visit  http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/08212012REDC.

The application process will be open on August 22 and can be accessed by visiting the NYS Broadband website www.nysbroadband.ny.gov

NYLA Conference Travel Grants for Member Libraries

Please see the following link for details on travel grants for the New York State Library Association Conference!

Construction Grant Webinar Recording

A recording of the June 7, 2012, webinar, featuring a demonstration of the online application system for the New York State Library’s Public Library Construction Grants Program, is available for playback.

Please go to the following website and follow the instructions to access the direct webinar link: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/construc/14m/webinar.htm

Construction grant software is open!

“The application procedure for the 2012-2015 construction grant program will be an online process. All grant application forms will be found on the construction grant program online portal and must be submitted through the web-based application portal.”

Click here to read more…

Deadline to the System: August 1, 2012

Please contact your field consultant with any questions.