Ways & Means Agenda

AGENDA
WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
October 17, 2007

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.

Land Use & Environment Community of Interest

1. Employment Training and Community Services

a. Annual Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Program

  • Ratifying the signature of the County Administrator on the application

  • To the Michigan Department of Human Services

  • For the Period of 10/1/2007 to 9/30/2008
  • As part of the Emergency Services Program, designed to provide assistance in response to a specific crisis once during the program year

  • Assistance could be in the form of provision of food, clothing, for work-related purposes, utility assistance, medical or prescription assistance, or payment for eyeglasses

  • Administered in accordance with the State Emergency Funds (SEF) formula, targeting individuals and families with incomes less than 200% of poverty
  • For a total program of $70,920:

- Federal Revenue: $70,920

- Match: $0

  • Total budget includes indirect costs of $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

b. Annual Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)

  • Ratifying the signature of the County Administrator on the application

  • To the Michigan Department of Human Services

  • For the Period of 10/1/2007 to 9/30/2008
  • To prevent and eliminate the causes, conditions, and effects of poverty and to promote social and economic opportunities for low-income individuals in Washtenaw County

  • Serving individuals whose annual family income is at or below 125% of the poverty level

  • CSBG services support client efforts to secure and maintain meaningful employment; attain adequate education; make better use of available income; obtain and maintain adequate housing; and obtain emergency assistance
  • For a total program of $924,781:

- Federal Revenue: $534,707

- Match: $390,074 (budgeted)

  • Total budget includes indirect costs of $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 Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC)/ Department of Human Services Weatherization & Client Education Program)

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

  • To the Michigan Department of Human Services

  • For the Period of 10/1/2007 to 8/31/2008
  • To complete approximately 75 weatherization units and conduct energy education classes servicing 175 customers

  • The Weatherization program includes outreach and intake services, energy audit inspections of clients homes and health and safety reviews and post inspections of completed work.

  • Energy Education Class participants will receive an attendance incentive voucher of $100 toward their utility bill and an Energy education kit that includes compact fluorescent lights, a water saving shower head, temperature gauges, and other items.
  • For a total program of $299,388:

- Federal Revenue: $299,388

- Match: $0

  • Total budget includes indirect costs of $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

d. Annual Nutrition Program for the Elderly (Senior Nutrition)

  • Ratifying the signature of the County Administrator on the application

  • To the Area Agency on Aging 1-B

  • For the Period of 10/1/2007 to 9/30/2008
  • To provide an estimated 179,943 meals to community senior citizens (49,709 are designated for congregate sites, and 130,234 are designated for home delivery)

  • To provide nutrition education, service information and recreational programming to 825 adults over the age of 60 at 19 sites and delivery of home delivered meals to 685 homebound seniors over the age of 60.
  • For a total program of $913,824:

- Federal Revenue: $717,766

- Match: $53,058 (County budgeted)

- In kind: $53,000 (Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels and Motor Meals of Ann Arbor)

- Program Revenue: $90,000

  • Total budget includes indirect costs of $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

e. Annual State Foster Grandparent Program

  • Ratifying the signature of the County Administrator on the application

  • To the Office of Services to the Aging

  • For the Period of 10/1/2007 to 9/30/2008
  • To provide volunteer opportunities for 65 older adults to work one-on-one with children with special needs

  • State funding helps to support the Federal Foster Grandparent Program
  • For a total program of $20,619:

- State Revenue: $11,292

- Match: $6,147 (County budgeted)

- In kind: $1,243

- CSBG Support: $1,937

  • Total budget includes indirect costs of $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

B.

Board of Commissioners

2008/2009 Human Services and Childrens Well-Being Funding (CWB 08/09) (HSF 08/09) (Presentation)

  • Approving the Administrators funding recommendations for the two-year period 1/1/08 12/31/09
  • In the amount of $300,000 (Human Services) and $700,000 (Childrens Well-Being) for 2008 and $300,000 (Human Services) and $700,000 (Childrens Well-Being) for 2009
  • County departments were ineligible to apply for funding
  • Recommendations were developed by members of the Funders Forum of the Community Collaborative of Washtenaw County and several community non-profit directors using outcome-based ratings
  • To meet community needs identified through the Health Improvement Plan, Substance Abuse Coordinating Agency Prevention Plan, Health Improvement Plan (HIP), Community Collaborative Community Needs Assessment, Building Restorative Communities Strategic Plan, Blueprint to End Homelessness and Blueprint for Aging
  • Authorizing the Administrator to sign the contracts

RECOMMENDATION: Approval

C.

Administration

Recommended Budget & Community Impact Presentations

  1. Childrens Well-Being

       2.    Support Services

V.

Report of the Administrator

  1. Update on Police Services Litigation

VI.

Report of the Chair of the Board

VII.

Items for Current/Future Discussion

VIII.

Citizen Participation

IX.

Commissioner Follow-up to Citizen Participation

X.

Pending

XI.

Adjournment

November 7, 2007

Board Room
220 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor
6:30 p.m.

For additional information, please call Washtenaw County Administration at (734) 222-6850

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