Ways & Means Agenda

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AGENDA
WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
September 17, 2003

6:30 p.m.
Administration Building -
Board Room
220 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan
http://www.ewashtenaw.org

I.

Roll Call

II.

Citizen Participation

III.

Commissioner Follow-up to Citizen Participation

IV.

New Business:

A.

Public Safety & Justice Community of Interest

1. Prosecuting Attorney

Victim Witness Contract

  • Receiving grant application

  • From the Michigan Department of Community Health, Crime Victim Services Commission

  • In the amount of $157,500 state funds, no required match

  • For the period 10/1/03 9/30/04

  • To provide assistance to victims of crime in participating in relevant court proceedings, including acting as liaison to various agencies and attending court proceedings with victims

  • Requesting creation of 1.0 fte Victim/Witness Advocate, reimbursable through this funding, dedicated to sexual assault victims

RECOMMENDATION: Approval at the Board meeting

2. Sheriff

Annual Drive Michigan Safely Program

  • Ratifying the signature of the County Administrator on the grant application

  • To Michigan State Office of Highway Safety Planning

  • In the amount of $54,631.27 state funds, no required match

  • For the period 10/1/03 9/30/04

  • To provide additional policing to prevent alcohol/drug related fatalities during the Christmas/new years holiday period

  • Collaboration with Pittsfield Township, City of Ann Arbor, and University of Michigan Police

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

3. Trial Courts Family Court

Annual Child Care Fund Budget

  • Ratifying the signature of the Chair of the Board on the Budget Summary Form 2091

  • To the Michigan Family Independence Agency

  • For the period of October 1, 2003 through September 30, 2004

  • To provide reimbursement of estimated expenditures for family foster care, institutional care, in-home care, independent living and pre-adoptive care

  • For 50% reimbursement on estimated expenditures of $8,208,014 for state funding of $4,104,007

  • For 100% reimbursement on pre-adoptive care estimated expenditures of $5,696

  • For total estimated reimbursement of $4,109,703

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

4. Children Services

Washtenaw County Childrens Advocacy Center

  • Grant application to the National Childrens Alliance

  • This is a planning grant for a Child Advocacy Center

  • The grant amount of $45,199

  • For the period starting January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2004.

  • No match required

RECOMMENDATION: Approval


B.

Health Community of Interest

1. Public Health

a HRSA Community Access Program

  • Ratifying the signature of the County Administrator on the grant application

  • Third year of grant

  • To the Health Resources and Services Administration, Community Access Program

  • In the amount of $489,862 total program

    • $372,159 Federal funds

    • $113,436 Local Match (WHP)

    • $4,267 In-Kind Match

  • For the period 9/1/03 8/31/04

  • To provide coordinated medical, mental health, and substance abuse services to low-income, uninsured County residents

  • To continue building the collaboration between Public Health, WCHO, WHP, St. Joseph Mercy Health System, and University of Michigan Health System

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

b.

Michigan AIDS Fund

  • Ratifying the signature of the County Administrator on the grant application

  • To the Michigan AIDS Fund

  • In the amount of $27,806

-Grant funds 22,409

-In-Kind match 5,397

  • For the period 10/1/03 9/30/04

  • To provide peer education course on safer sex to reduce HIV risk to an identified high-risk population

  • Course is a proven best-practice curriculum and will be provided to Work First participants at the Washtenaw County Michigan Works! One-Stop Center in Ypsilanti

  • Outcomes will be measured via a follow-up survey of participants 6 months after course completion

  • Plans are in development to create a sustainable train-the-trainer model that would enable continuation of the program after grant funding ends

RECOMMENDATION: Approval


2. Environmental Health Regulation

Annual Water Quality/Environmental Health Services Contract

  • Ratifying the signature of the County Administrator on the grant application

  • With the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

  • In the amount of $513,230

  • For the period 10/1/03 9/30/04

  • To fund programs to protect the safety of the air, water supply, and sewage disposal in the County

  • Annual contract includes performance standards and funding amounts

  • Funding levels are decreasing slightly (about $10,000) from the 2002-03 year

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

C.

Planning, Environment & Development Communities of Interest

1. Employment Training and Community Services

  • Ratifying the signature of the County Administrator on the grant application

  • To the Family Independence Agency

  • For the period 10/1/03 9/30/04

  • To support the services provided by Community Action Programs to prevent and eliminate the causes, conditions, and effects of poverty and to promote social and economic opportunities for low-income individuals

  • Provides funding to support programs such as: Employment Services, Customer Service Advocacy, Summer Food for Children, Senior Nutrition, Foster Grandparents, Emergency Services, LIHEAP, Weatherization, Home Rehabilitation and Surplus Food Distribution

  • For a total program of $770,712

-Federal Revenue: $500,648

-Match: $270,064 (County)

-Indirect Costs: 0

  • Upon receipt of the award

-Authorizing the Administrator to sign the Notice of Grant Award

-Amending the budget

-Authorizing the Administrator to sign the delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

  1. Annual Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

  1. Ratifying the signature of the County Administrator on the grant application

  • To the Family Independence Agency

  • For the period 9/1/03-8/31/04

  • To supplement funds from the Department of Energy in order to provide energy related services to approximately twenty-five (25) low-income (at or below 150% of poverty) single-family units

  • For a total program of $147,959

-Fed. Revenue: $147,959

-Match: 0

-Indirect costs: 0

  • Upon receipt of the award:

-Authorizing the Administrator to sign the Notice of Grant Award

-Amending the budget

-Authorizing the Administrator to sign delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

c. Annual Reemployment Services Initiative

  • Ratifying the signature of the Chair of the Board on the grant application

  • To the Michigan Department of Career Development

  • For the period 7/1/03 6/30/04

  • To provide 115 unemployment insurance (UI) claimants with increased job search activities as well a six-hour workshop targeted at UI claimants that is designed to provide knowledge that will enable them to secure employment.

  • For a total program of $23,414

-Federal Revenue: $23,414

-Match: 0
-Indirect Costs: 0

  • Upon receipt of the award:

-Authorizing the Administrator to sign the Notice of Grant Award

-Amending the budget

-Authorizing the Administrator to sign the delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval


  1. Annual Service Center Operations Reed Act Funds

  1. Ratifying the signature of the Chair of the Board on the grant application

  • To the Michigan Department of Career Development

  • For the period 10/1/03 9/30/04

  • Funding will be used for the following: day-to-day operations of the Service Center located at Harriet Street, upgrading facilities and technology, educating and informing the general public about the services offered at the Service Center.

  • For a total program of $149,723

-Federal Revenue: $149,723

-Match: 0
-Indirect Costs: 0

  • Upon receipt of the award:

-Authorizing the Administrator to sign the Notice of Grant Award

-Amending the budget

-Authorizing the Administrator to sign the delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

  1. Annual Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Program

  1. Ratifying the signature of the Administrator on the application

  • To the Family Independence Agency

  • For the period 10/1/03 9/30/04

  • To assist individuals and families with incomes over 125% poverty but less than 200% in finding a job or finding a better job which will move the client closer to self-sufficiency

  • Funds are used to address one-time crisis situations such as: utility assistance, provision of food, clothing for work-related purposes, medical or prescription assistance

  • For a total program of $70,920

-Federal Revenue: $70,920

-Match: 0

-Indirect Costs: 0

  • Upon receipt of the award:

-Authorizing the Administrator to sign the Notice of Grant Award

-Amending the budget

-Authorizing the Administrator to sign the delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

f. Annual WIA National Emergency Grant (4/1/03 6/30/03)

  • Ratifying the Administrators signature on the grant application

  • To the Michigan Department of Career Development

  • For the period 4/1/03 9/30/03

  • To provide emergency funding for the continuation of activities allowed under Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), North American Free Trade Act (NAFTA), and the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). The goal is to help workers that have been laid-off due to an increase in the production of international imports return to suitable employment as quickly as possible.

  • For a program amount of $15,346

-Federal Revenue: $15,346

-Match: 0

-Indirect Costs: 0

  • Upon receipt of the award:

-Authorizing the Administrator to sign the Notice of Grant Award

-Amending the budget

-Authorizing the Administrator to sign the delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

g. Annual WIA National Emergency Grant ( (7/1/03 9/30/03)

  • Ratifying the Administrators signature on the grant application

  • To the Michigan Department of Career Development

  • For the period 7/1/03 9/30/03

  • To provide emergency funding for the continuation of activities allowed under Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), North American Free Trade Act (NAFTA), and the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). The goal is to help workers that have been laid-off due to an increase in the production of international imports return to suitable employment as quickly as possible

  • For a program amount of $18,550

-Federal Revenue: $18,550

-Match: 0

-Indirect Costs: 0

  • Upon receipt of the award:

-Authorizing the Administrator to sign the Notice of Grant Award

-Amending the budget

- Authorizing the Administrator to sign the delegate contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

D.

Administration

1. Stock Donation

  • Approving the acceptance of a donation

  • Of 625 shares of SLM Corp. stock, valued at approximately $25,000 as of 9/10/03

  • For the specific purpose of supporting indigent health care programs for County residents

  • To be sold and the proceeds transferred to the state for match, then returned to the Washtenaw Health plan to support indigent health care programs

  • Amending the budget to reflect the donation and its transfer

2. 2003 Budget Update

  • Childcare Fund

  • Sheriff Overtime

3. 2004 2005 Budget Communities of Interest

  • Planning, Environment & Development

  • Housing & Homelessness

V.

Report of the Administrator

VI.

Report of the Chair of the Board

VII.

Items for Current/Future Discussion

VIII.

Citizen Participation

IX.

Commissioner Follow-up to Citizens Participation

X.

Pending

XI.

Adjournment

October 1, 2003

Board Room

220 N. Main Street

Ann Arbor

6:30 p.m.

Next Agenda Meeting
September 24, 2003

Administration Conference Room
220 N. Main Street
5:30 p.m.

For additional information call: (734)222-6731 or email richardt@ewashtenaw.org

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