Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - March 26, 2013
REVISED March 26, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #17

Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program FY 13-14 Agreement with West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging


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

Action Requested
Adoption of Resolution R-13-056 authorizing the acceptance of agreement EH-13/14-MAN from the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc., for the Emergency Home Energy Assistance Grant Program in the amount of $74,528.00 for the time period April 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014, and adoption of Budget Resolution B-13-042 amending the annual budget for Manatee County, Florida, for fiscal year 2012/2013.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida Statutes Chapter 125

Background Discussion
  • The Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAP) is funded through the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc. (WCFAAA) 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 once during the heating season and once during the cooling season through an application process.
  • January 27, 2006, the Manatee County BCC gave authorization to allow the Community Services Department to take over the responsibilities of the EHEAP program as requested by WCFAAA.
  • The 2013/2014 agreement will allow for approximately 200 authorized applications to be processed assisting those households with keeping their electric on or turning it back on after disconnect.
  • Budget Resolution B-13-042 reflects program funds from the state of $74,528 for the EHEAP contract year 2013-2014.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Return three origianls of agreement and signed Resolution R-13-056 and B-13-042 to the Community Serivces Department. One original agreement will be returned to Board Records when executed by the funding source. Please call Community Services contact person for this agenda as soon as documents are signed for pick up. 

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$74,528.00 Federal Funds 1739000207/9000207 FY 13/14 EHEAP

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  042dtd032613-EHEAP FY13-14.pdf
Attachment:  1314eheapagreementDOC.pdf
Attachment:  RES.EHEAP.pdf