Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - October 6, 2015
October 6, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #16

Amendment #1 FY 15/16 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 15/16 Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAP) agreement EH-15/16-MAN between Manatee County and Senior Connection Center, Inc., which includes decreasing the funding amount by $7,897, revising the budget summary, and language changes; and adoption of Budget Resolution B-15-084 amending the annual budget for Manatee County for FY 2014/2015. 

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, replaces the budget summary, and reflects wording changes.
  • Amendment #1 decreases the funding amount by $7,897, which is a combination of funds used for Administration, Outreach, and Direct Benefits.
  • This decrease will result in approximately 20 fewer clients assisted in the grant year.
  • Budget Resolution B-15-084 reflects the decrease in grant revenue and transfers $4,500 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 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 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 two originals of Amendment #1 to the Community Services Department with a signed copy of Resolution B-15-084

One original amendment will be returned to Board Records when executed by funding source.

Email the signed Resolution B-15-084 to budget@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$60,695 Federal Funds 15/16 EHEAP 1739000209

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  1516EHEAPAMEND1.pdf
Attachment:  B-15-084 FY15-16 EHEAP Amend 1.pdf