Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - November 18, 2014
November 18, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #24

Letter of Support for Manatee Community Action Agency's Head Start Proposal


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Brenda Rogers, Director
Community Services Department, x3489

Andy Guyre, Human Services Division Manager
Community Services Department, x3493

Action Requested
Authorization for the Board to execute a letter of support of Manatee Community Action Agency's Head Start proposal.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
F.S. 125

Background Discussion
  • On October 31, 2014, a request was received from Manatee Community Action Agency for a letter of Support for their Head Start Proposal.
  • During the discussion with the Board of County Commissioners the Agency stated they would be back for a second letter of support for a second Head Start Funding Application.
  • It is in the best interest of the citizens of Manatee County to support local agencies in their efforts to obtain state and federal monies to fund programs that benefit the general public.
  • This letter of support does not imply any preference of Manatee Community Action Agency's proposal over any other local agency that may also submit a proposal to provide Head Start/Early Head Start services.
  • Manatee Community Action Agency is the current Head Start/Early Head Start agency in Manatee County.
  • The Head Start/Early Head Start program provides a comprehensive childhood development program for children from birth to age five, pregnant women and their families.  This includes Education, Health, Mental Health, Nutrition, Disabilities Services, Family Services, and Parent Involvement. 

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Original to Community Services.  Copy to Board Records.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  MCAA Head Start Letter 11-18-2014.pdf