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 #33

FY 2019-20 Neighborhood Enhancement Grant - Whitfield-Ballentine Manor Association, Inc.


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Debbie DeLeon
Neighborhood Services Coordinator
941-749-3030 x3482

Action Requested
Approval of the FY 2019-2020 Neighborhood Enhancement Grant project for Whitfield-Ballentine Manor Association, Inc. for a reimbursement total of $6362.65.

Authorization for the County Administrator, or designee, to approve and execute reimbursement agreement for this project funded through the FY 2019-2020 Neighborhood Enhancement Grant program.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Resolution R-18-156, Neighborhood Enhancement Grant

Background Discussion
  • In September, 2018, as part of the County’s overall budget, the Board of County Commissioners approved funding for a Neighborhood Enhancement Grant (NEG) Program. Subsequently, the Board adopted Resolution R-18-156 approving the creation and procedures for the Neighborhood Enhancement Grant Program.
  • On September 17, 2019, the Board approved FY2019-2020 funding for the Neighborhood Enhancement Grant Program, again as part of the County's overall budget.
  • The purpose of this grant program is to strengthen neighborhood associations and the communities which they serve. Applications must demonstrate community support and involvement in both the application and implementation phases of proposed projects/programs. Manatee County’s Neighborhood Enhancement Grant Program provides matching grants of up to $10,000 to neighborhoods.
  • The grant is on a rolling basis and closes when funding runs out. Grant funding is still available. Any remaining funds will be rolled over to the next fiscal year.
  • $6,362.65 will be reimbursed to Whitfield-Ballentine Manor Association, Inc. once they install a historical marker similar to the one near Whitfield Avenue and Phillips Street and repair/replace existing concrete borders with footers surrounding the historical markers and enhance existing landscaping with trimming, plants, and mulch.

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

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please send final agenda item to Simone Peterson (simone.peterson@mymanatee.org)

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
107.0020608 Neighborhood Enhancement Grant

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
$6,362.65 one time

Attachment:  NEG Attorney Memo.pdf
Attachment:  R18-156.pdf
Attachment:  RA NEG - Whitfield-Ballentine Manor Association Inc.pdf