Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - April 4, 2017
April 4, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #63

1:30 P.M. TIME CERTAIN: Manatee Community Foundation, Bill and Maryann Vinall Fund Grant for Additional Position at Animal Services


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Sarah Brown, Chief, Animal Services Division, ext 8346

Action Requested

Adoption of Resolution R-17-031 to accept grant funding from the Manatee Community Foundation, Bill and Maryann Vinall Fund Grant in the amount of $43,497.00, and adoption of Budget Resolution B-17-041.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

R-10-099 - Resolution of the Board of County Commissioners of Manatee County, Florida, implementing a formal grants administration policy and providing an effective date.

Background Discussion

This grant is awarded to Animal Services for the purpose of hiring a 'New Hope and MASS (Manatee Alternatives to Shelter Surrender) Coordinator'.   Animal Services is working to pioneer a program in our community to help keep pets and people together in their home or, when there are no alternatives and they are at Animal Services, help to get them into other shelters/rescue groups or foster homes when applicable.  This position would be the first line of defense to keep people and pets together, and to gather and share information to the community that would otherwise need to surrender their pet.   For the animals that do end up at Animal Services, the position would help to place these displaced animals quickly, with more information, which will be helpful for the new adoptive homes and other area shelters/rescue groups.

The grant will fund the new Coordinator position for one year.  In hopes of continued funding, a budget request for FY18-19 has been made.

Animal Services will continue to search and apply for additional grant dollars for this needed position.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Upon approval, send signed documents to sarah.brown@mymanatee.org; renee.isrel@mymanatee.org; and budget@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  MCF Grant App.pdf
Attachment:  Budget Resolution New Hope Coordinator.pdf
Attachment:  R17-031 NewHope-MASS Accept.pdf