I think this is a huge problem and should have been disclosed. I raised this concern via email with Dawn (and copied John) but her response leads me to think it isn’t  open to discussion. Without asking us (or even telling us before we committed to the program) LC appears to have decided we can fund LAL ourselves and be reimbursed later.

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From: Center for the Book state centers communication [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Susan Mark
Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 10:16 AM
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Subject: Invoicing timeline issue

I asked about invoicing for our stipend this year. I was informed that I will invoice them AFTER April 12. I'm concerned about how this will work. We give Amazon gift cards from the money we received. We are not permitted to purchase them until after we get our money.

Last year we received our money in February, which allowed us time to do this. If we can't even invoice until mid-April, those kids are going to be waiting a while.

Is anyone else going to be up against this if they don't allow us to invoice until then? For those of you who incur promotion expenses, will this be a problem for you?

Susan Mark, Outreach Librarian
Wyoming State Library
2800 Central Ave.
Cheyenne WY 82002
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