Bradenton Area Convention Center One Haben Boulevard, Palmetto - Longboat Key Room 9:00 a.m. - September 29, 2020
REVISED - September 29, 2020 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #27

Adoption of Resolution R-20-149 Authorizing the 20/21 Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program CARES Act Agreement; Adoption of Budget Resolution B-20-104


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Tracie Adams, Human Services Program Manager / ext. 3646

Action Requested
  • Adoption of Resolution R-20-149 authorizing the acceptance of agreement EHCA-20/21-MAN from the Senior Connection Center, Inc., for the Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program CARES Act  in the amount of $51,518.61 for the time period June 1, 2020, to November 15, 2021.
  • Adoption of Budget Resolution B-20-104 amending the annual budget for Manatee County, Florida for FY 20/21.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida Statutes, Chapter 125

Background Discussion
  • The state has secured CARES Act funding to enhance the Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAP) throughout the state of Florida.
  • Senior Connection Center, Inc. has approved an award for Manatee County based on an approved funding formula.
  • The 2020/2021 Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program CARES Act  agreement will allow for approximately 100 authorized applications to be processed, assisting those households with keeping their electric on or having the electric turned back on after disconnection.
  • EHEAP CARES Act 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 payment  through an application process developed by the state.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Return two originals of agreement and signed copies of Resolutions R-20-149 and B-20-104 to the Neighborhood Services Department.  One original agreement will be returned to Board Records once executed by the funding source.

Email the signed Resolution B-20-104 to budget@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$51,518.61 State/Federal Funds 20/21 EHEAP CARES Act 1739000214

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  EHEAPCARESACT2021.pdf
Attachment:  RESEHEAPCARESACT2021.pdf
Attachment:  Budget Resolution B-20-104.pdf