Lib Tech Fund

Intentions for the FY2020 Library Technology Improvement and Upgrade Funds

The allocation for these funds is specifically for the improvement and upgrade of public access computers and technology infrastructure to aid in the preparation for the 2020 Census:

    • Technology Items - equipment with a five-year shelf life.
    • Larger Projects - group of technology items that are only allowable if part of a larger project.

Please refer to the allowable items list, EZ guide, FAQs, and sample packet to guide purchasing plans and reimbursements.

FY2020 Timeline

Please note – if you are able to submit the requested documents earlier than the deadline, please do so.

    • 11.22.2019 – Deadline to submit a Lib Tech Purchasing Plan for approval.
    • 03.13.2020 – Deadline to submit a Lib Tech Payment Request for reimbursement.

Visit the Discounts and Vendor Menu page for more ideas. Any item not on the menu will be reviewed in order to ensure it complies with the intention of Lib Tech funding.

If you have any questions, please an email to the GPLS Help Desk.

FY2020 Process

    1. Use the FY2020 Lib Tech Purchasing Plan (excel doc) to fill out your plan.
    2. Check against the allowable items list.
    3. Use the Purchasing Plan link to submit to GPLS. (Deadline: 11/22/19)
    4. Spend money.
    5. Fill out a FY2020 Lib Tech Payment Request form (excel doc):
    6. Check sample reimbursement packet to make sure all required documentation is included. (Invoices, plans, check stubs, etc.)
    7. Mark items purchased for 2020 Census on invoices (mark items and quantities - see sample packet).
    8. Use the Payment Request Form link to submit packet for reimbursement to GPLS. (Deadline: 03/13/20)

FY2020 Policies

FY2020 Resources

FY2020 Lib Tech Timeline.pdf


FY2020 Lib Tech EZ Guide.pdf


FY2020 Allowable Items.pdf


FY2020 Lib Tech Sample Packet Revised.pdf


FY2020 Webinars


Recording of core presentation. Click on slide to download video. Slides and Q&A sessions are below.

FY2020 Lib Tech Webinars Fall 2019 Presentation.pdf



August 27, 2019 10AM (Webex recording)

August 27, 2019 2PM (Webex recording)

NOTE: The Q&A sessions from August 27th had more questions, while the sessions from August 29th had repeat questions and are not included here.