|Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - March 8, 2016|
Agenda Item #10
Amendment One to the Agreement for Non-Profit Agency Services with Early Learning Coalition
Contact and/or Presenter Information
Cheri Coryea, Director, x 3468
Andy Guyre, Human Services Division Manager, x 3493
Authorization for County Administrator to execute Amendment One to the Agreement for Non-Profit Agency Services between Manatee County Government and Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County, Inc.
An amendment to the FY2015/2016 funding agreement with Early Learning Coalition is needed at this time to align both county and state eligibility requirements for the subsidies requiring local matching funds. The original funding agreement did not include the work/school exemption in alignment with the state eligibility requirements noted below. This exemption makes parents of advanced age or with a permanent disability eligible for services if they are not working or going to school. Without this amendment, Early Learning Coalition would be forced to disqualify and end child care services for families that otherwise qualify for a state subsidy and matching local funds.
County funding for child care subsidies, through the FY2015/2016 Agreement for Non-Profit Agency Services between Manatee County Government and Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County, Inc., is utilized as a local match of state funds from the Florida Office of Early Learning.
The Florida Office of Early Learning (OEL) has specific eligibility guidelines for Income Eligible Families (also known as Working Families). The subsidy categories, which involve Income Eligible Families (working families) and require a local match are:
The eligibility requirements for both of these subsidies include:
There is no change to the overall funding amount and no need to fund additional budget amounts.
County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)
Explanation of Other
Instructions to Board Records
Provide one original executed amendment to Allen Donahue, Community Services.
Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$1,882,967 Children's Services Tax
Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Attachment: Early Learning Coalition Amendment One.pdf