Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - March 11, 2014
March 11, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #15

Interagency Agreement with the Department of Children and Families


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Michael Neuges, Human Services Manager
Ext. 3030

Brenda Rogers, Department Director
Ext. 3030

Action Requested
Authorization for the Chairman to execute Amendment #7 to the Interagency Agreement with the Florida Department of Children and Families to access Title IV-E Federal fund reimbursement for the period of July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Specific authority 39.0121(7) FS: Law implemented 409.017 FS, and Administrative Rule 65C-19

Background Discussion
  • Amendment #7 to the Interagency Agreement is needed at this time to allow Manatee County to continue to claim reimbursement through June 30, 2014, for a total of $83,568, and to bring up-to-date contact and address information for both parties.
  • Annual amendments #1 through #6 to this agreement have been executed with the specific amounts allocated for each fiscal year available for reimbursement claims.
  • In October 2006, the State of Florida was approved for statewide waiver allowing federal Title IV-E Foster Care funds to be used for any child welfare purpose rather than being restricted to licensed out-of-home care as generally required under federal law.
  • On 04/24/07, an Interagency Agreement was executed between  the Florida Department of Children and Families and Manatee County to receive federal reimbursement of locally-appropriated expenditures for foster care related services beginning with FY06/07.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Amendment and original agreement reviewed by Deputy County Attorney Maureen Sikora.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Two originals of Amendment #7 to the Agreement for Community Services Department to be provided to Department of Children and Families for final signature and execution.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Revenue to County, Title IV-E Foster Care - 1040000000331621

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Amendment #007 Executed_2014.pdf