Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - March 22, 2016
March 22, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #19

Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program FY 16/17 Agreement


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

Action Requested
  • Adoption of Resolution R-16-043 authorizing the acceptance of agreement EH-16/17-MAN from the Senior Connection Center, Inc., for the Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Grant Program in the amount of $61,591.00 for the time period April 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.
  • Adoption of Budget Resolution B-16-050 amending the annual budget for Manatee County, Florida, for FY 15/16.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida Statutes Chapter 125

Background Discussion
  • The 2016/2017 Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAP) agreement will allow for approximately 190 authorized applications to be processed assisting those households with keeping their electric on or having the electric turned back on after disconnection.
  • Budget Resolution B-16-050 reflects program funds from the state of $61,591 for EHEAP contract year 2016/2017.
  • EHEAP is funded through the Senior Connection Center, 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 payment once during the heating season and once during the cooling season through an application process.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Return two originals of agreement and signed copies of Resolutions R-16-043 and B-16-050 to the Community services Department.  Once original agreement will be returned to Board Records when executed by the funding source.

Email the signed Resolution B-16-050 to budget@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$61,591 State/Federal Funds FY 16/17 EHEAP 1739000210

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  EHEAP1617.pdf
Attachment:  EHEAP.RES1617.pdf
Attachment:  B-16-050 FY16-17 EHEAP.pdf