Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 6, 2014
May 6, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #14

Veterans Nursing Home Applications


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Brenda Rogers, Director, Community Services, X3489

Andy Guyre, Human Services Division Manager, X3493

Action Requested
Authorization for the Chairman to sign a cover letter to the Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs (FDVA) to be attached to the Manatee County applications for a State Veterans Home and allow staff to submit two applications to the FDVA for the State Veterans Home. 

Enabling/Regulating Authority
F.S. 125

Background Discussion
  • Manatee County was invited to bid for a State Veterans Home in February 2014 and submitted a letter of intent to the Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs indicating we would be entering a bid.
  • Manatee County intends to submit two completed applications to the Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs (FDVA) prior to May 18, 2014, in an effort to have a State Veterans Home built in the County. 
  • Two County-owned properties have been identified for the State Veterans Home in Manatee County that meet the basic criteria specified in the application.
  • Both of these properties will need additional modifications before they will meet 100% of the specifications as outlined in the application.  These modifications will be outlined in the applications. 
  • If selected as a site, there will be some costs that will be the responsibility of Manatee County with respect to preparation of the site for building and utilities to the site.
  • If constructed in Manatee County, The State Veterans Home would provide a 120-bed nursing facility and an estimated 190 new jobs to the area.
  • Local hospitals, Educational Institutions, Veterans Organizations, and Individual Veterans have indicated strong support for this project.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other

RLS #14-075 is on file for any legal issues pertaining to this process.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Original letter to Community Services

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
costs to prepare site to be determined

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Application Letter.pdf