Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - March 24, 2015
REVISED March 24, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #20

Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program FY 15/16 Agreement with Senior Connection Center, Inc.


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Tracie Adams / Human Services Manager, ext. 3030

Action Requested
Adoption of Resolution R-15-033 authorizing the execution of agreement EH-15/16-MAN from the Senior Connection Center, Inc., for the Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Grant Program in the amount of $68,592.00 for the time period April 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016; and adoption of Budget Resolution B-15-047 amending the annual budget for Manatee County, Florida, for Fiscal Year 2014/2015.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida Statutes Chapter 125

Background Discussion
  • The 2015/2016 Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAP) agreement will allow for approximately 220 authorized applications to be processed assisting those households with keeping their electric on or having the electric turned back on after disconnect.
  • Budget Resolution B-15-047 reflects program funds from the state of $68,592 for the EHEAP contract year 2015/2016.
  • EHEAP 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 once during the heating season and once during the cooling season through an application process.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Return three originals of agreement and signed copies of Resolutions R-15-033 and B-15-047 to the Community Services Department.  One original agreement will be returned to Board Records when executed by the funding source.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$68,592 Federal Funds 1739000209/9000208 FY 15/16 EHEAP

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  BRB-15-047 Senior Connection Center, Inc.pdf
Attachment:  RES.EHEAP.pdf
Attachment:  1516EHEAP.pdf