Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - March 11, 2014
March 11, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #14

Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program FY 14/15 Agreement with West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Tracie Adams / Human Services Manager, ext. 3030

Action Requested
Adoption of Resolution R-14-027 authorizing the acceptance of agreement EH-14/15-MAN from the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc., for the Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Grant Program in the amount of $77,993.00 for the time period April 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015, and adoption of Budget Resolution B-14-041 amending the annual budget for Manatee County, Florida, for fiscal year 2013/2014.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida Statutes Chapter 125

Background Discussion
  • The 2014/2015 Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAP) agreement will allow for approximately 225 authorized applications to be processed assisting those households with keeping their electric on or having the electric turned back on after disconnect.
  • Budget Resolution B-14-041 reflects program funds from the state of $77,993.00 for the EHEAP contract year 2014/2015.
  • EHEAP is funded through the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc., and assists low-income households with at least one person 60 years of age or older who are experiencing a home energy emergency.
  • The program allows for assistance with electric bill payments once during the heating season and once during the cooling season through an application qualifying process. 

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Return three originals of agreement and signed copies of Resolutions R-14-027 and B-14-041 to the Community Services Department.  One original agreement will be returned to Board Records when executed by the funding source.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$77,993.00 Federal Funds 1739000208/9000208 FY 14/15 EHEAP

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  BREHEAP FY15.pdf
Attachment:  RES.EHEAP.pdf
Attachment:  eheapagreement1415.pdf