Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 20, 2014
May 20, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #26

Amendment #1 FY 14/15 Emergency Home Energy for the Elderly Assistance Program


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Tracie Adams, Human Services Manager / Ext. 3646

Action Requested
Authorization for Chairman to execute Amendment #1 to the FY 14/15 Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAP) agreement EH-14/15-MAN between Manatee County and the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc., decreasing the funding amount by $10,411.00, replacing the Budget Summary; and adoption of Budget Resolution B-14-057 amending the annual budget for Manatee County for FY 2013/2014.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida Statutes Chapter 125

Background Discussion
  • Amendment #1 reflects a statewide reduction in funding by the Department of Elder Affairs for the EHEAP program and replaces the budget summary.
  • Amendment #1 decreases the funding amount by $10,411 which is a combination of funds used for Administration, Outreach, and Direct Benefits. 
  • This decrease will result in approximately 15 fewer clients assisted in the grant year.
  • Budget Resolution B-14-057 reflects the decrease in grant revenue and transfers $6,000 from reserves set aside for grants in the General Fund for grant expenses which will no longer be funded through the EHEAP grant.
  • The Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program 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 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 Budget Resolution B-14-057 to the Community Services Department.  One original will be returned to Board Records when executed by the funding source. 

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$67,582 Federal Funds 14/15 EHEAP 1739000208

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  B-14-057 EHEAP FY15 Amend #1.pdf
Attachment:  eheap1415amend1DOC.pdf