Manatee County Government Administrative Center Honorable Patricia M. Glass Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - October 8, 2019
October 8, 2019 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #34

FY 2019-20 Non-Profit Agency Funding Agreements

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information
Ava Ehde, Department Director
Neighborhood Services Department, ext. 6301

Susan Ford, Human Services Manager
Neighborhood Services Department, ext. 3486

Action Requested
Adoption of Resolution R-19-130 and authorization for County Administrator or designee to execute Non-Profit Funding Agreements for the amounts approved in the FY 2019-20 County annual budget on September 17, 2019, within established guidelines of the County Administrator's authority.

Authorization for the Chairman to execute the funding agreement with Centerstone of Florida, Inc., for the Children's Community Action Team (CAT) program in the amount of $660,916 for the time period of October 1, 2019, through September 30, 2020.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Efficiency in Service
Ordinance 91-42

Background Discussion
  • In previous years, the Board of County Commissioners has authorized the County Administrator, or designee, to execute the Non-Profit Agency funding agreements, not to exceed the amount of funds approved by the Commission in the annual budget process and for the approved service, knowing that the Neighborhood Services Department staff is monitoring and evaluating the programs on a regular basis. This allows the department to expedite the funding agreement process and avoid delay of payment to the non-profit agencies to receive the funding.
  • On August 6, 2019, and September 10, 2019, Neighborhood Services Department staff presented to the Commission recommendations for the annual funding for Non-Profit agencies from both the General Fund and the Children's Services Dedicated Millage to support elements of programs that provide services to citizens in need of health and welfare assistance in a variety of eligibility areas.
  • During the annual county budget process, which concluded with the budget approval at a public hearing on September 17, 2019, the Board of County Commissioners approved the annual awards to the Non-Profit Agencies.
  • Centerstone of Florida, Inc., is the local mental health care provider of the Children's Community Action Team program, which performs counseling for high risk children who are at risk of out of home placement due to behaviors and co-occurring mental illness.
  • Staff from the Neighborhood Services Department evaluates and monitors funded programs monthly through a series of desk audits and site visits to ensure the programs are meeting contractual obligations.
  • The format for Non-Profit funding agreements are "Results First" based using the County Attorney's Office approved boilerplate language and special conditions in the individualized attachments to obtain the highest and most beneficial results for the investment by the County.

County Attorney Review
Formal Written Review (Opinion memo must be attached)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Email a copy of the adopted resolution to the attention of Susan Ford susan.ford@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
104-0015002-582000 Children's Services Tax - Centerstone of Florida, Inc.

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
$660.916 based on annual funding awards

Attachment:  R-19-130.pdf
Attachment:  CAO Response - RLS-2018-0384 FY 18-19 and 19-20 Non-Profit Agency Funding Agreement.pdf
Attachment:  Centerstone CAT Agreement FY19-20.pdf
Attachment:  BCC approved 8-6-19 agenda item #19 - Childrens Investment Recommendations.pdf
Attachment:  BCC approved 8-6-19 agenda item #18 - Adult Investment Recommendations.pdf
Attachment:  BCC approved 9-10-19 agenda item #50 - Childrens Investment Recommendations.pdf