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Financial Information

The Shortgrass Library System receives an annual Operating Grant from the Province of Alberta. The grant is based on the population of member jurisdictions in the Shortgrass region (see 2024/2025 Library System Operating Grants). The Shortgrass Library System also receives operating revenues from member municipalities and member library boards.  These revenues are based on a per capita levy which is reviewed annually by the Board of Trustees.

Operational Municipal Levies for current and previous budget years:

  • 2023: $4.97 per capita
  • 2022: $4.913 per capita
  • 2021: $4.864 per capita
  • 2020: $5.12 per capita
  • 2019: $5.12 per capita

The fiscal year for Shortgrass runs from January 1 - December 31

2023 Audited Financial Statement

2022 Audited Financial Statement

2021 Audited Financial Statement

2020 Audited Financial Statement

2019 Audited Financial Statement

For additional financial information, please contact the Chief Executive Officer.