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File #: 22-791   
Status: Agenda Ready
In control: Human Services - Elderly and Veterans Services Division
On agenda: 6/14/2022 Final action: 6/14/2022
Title: A. MOTION TO APPROVE Agreement No. JA122-15-2022 between the Areawide Council on Aging of Broward County, Inc. and Broward County, effective retroactively from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022, in the amount of $36,518 to provide caregiver training and support services to eligible residents; authorize the Mayor and Clerk to execute same; authorize the County Administrator to execute amendments to the Agreement, subject to review for legal sufficiency by the Office of the County Attorney, that do not change the scope of services substantively or impose additional financial obligations on the County; and authorize the County Administrator to take all necessary administrative and budgetary actions to implement the Agreement. (Commissioner Rich pulled this item from the Consent Agenda.) (Item Numbers 9 and 10 were taken up and voted on together.) ACTION: (T-11:12 AM) Approved. (Refer to minutes for full discussion.) VOTE: 8-0. Commissioner Rich abstained from voting. B. MOTIO...
Indexes: Established Commission Goals
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - BCEVS JA122-15-2022, 2. Exhibit 2 - Budget Resolution
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Broward County Commission Regular Meeting                               

Director's Name:  Tara Gaudin

Department:                       Human Services                                          Division: Elderly & Veterans Services

 

Information

Requested Action

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A. MOTION TO APPROVE Agreement No. JA122-15-2022 between the Areawide Council on Aging of Broward County, Inc. and Broward County, effective retroactively from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022, in the amount of $36,518 to provide caregiver training and support services to eligible residents; authorize the Mayor and Clerk to execute same; authorize the County Administrator to execute amendments to the Agreement, subject to review for legal sufficiency by the Office of the County Attorney, that do not change the scope of services substantively or impose additional financial obligations on the County; and authorize the County Administrator to take all necessary administrative and budgetary actions to implement the Agreement.

 

(Commissioner Rich pulled this item from the Consent Agenda.)

 

(Item Numbers 9 and 10 were taken up and voted on together.)

 

ACTION: (T-11:12 AM) Approved. (Refer to minutes for full discussion.)

 

VOTE: 8-0. Commissioner Rich abstained from voting.

 

B. MOTION TO ADOPT budget Resolution within the Older Americans Act Title IIIE Fund to appropriate revenue in the amount of $36,518 for caregiver training and support services, of which $32,866 are grant funds and $3,652 are the grantor’s match dollars.

 

(Commissioner Rich pulled this item from the Consent Agenda.)

 

(Item Numbers 9 and 10 were taken up and voted on together.)

 

ACTION: (T-11:12 AM) Approved Resolution No. 2022-319. (Refer to minutes for full discussion.)

 

VOTE: 8-0. Commissioner Rich abstained from voting.

 

 

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Why Action is Necessary

A. Agreements with external agencies require approval by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners (“Commission”).

 

B. Section 129.06(2)(d), Florida Statutes, requires a budget resolution to recognize revenue.

 

What Action Accomplishes

Motions A and B provide funding for caregiver training and support services to eligible seniors.

 

Is this Action Goal Related

Yes

 

Previous Action Taken

None

 

Summary Explanation/Background

THE HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THE ELDERLY AND VETERANS SERVICES DIVISION RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THE ABOVE ACTION.

 

This action supports the Commission’s value of "approaching human services collaboratively and compassionately, with special emphasis on the most vulnerable," and the goal to "effectively advocate for and acquire municipal, state, and federal financial support to equitably address health and human services needs of the entire community, through a truly coordinated system of care.” This Agreement funds caregiver training and support services to Broward County residents who are family caregivers of eligible seniors or eligible grandparents who are family caregivers.

 

The effective date of this Agreement (Exhibit 1) is retroactive due to the delay in receiving the contract from the funder and negotiations between the agencies’ staff related to language and finalization of the documentation.

 

The Elderly and Veteran Services Division (“EVSD”) has served as the lead agency for aging services in Broward County since 1985. Through this Agreement, EVSD will provide caregiver training and support services to Broward County residents, under Title IIIE of the Older Americans Act ("OAA"). Preference will be given to those with the greatest economic and social need, particularly people whose self-reported income is in the lowest income bracket, historically marginalized populations, and those with limited English proficiency. Priority will also be given to family caregivers who provide in-home care for residents with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders.

 

Although no specific target outcomes are required, EVSD will document the percentage of caregivers who self-report being confident about their ability to continue to provide in-home care after service intervention.

 

Funding for this Agreement is supported by OAA Title IIIE dollars distributed locally by the State of Florida Department of Elder Affairs through the Areawide Council on Aging of Broward County, Inc. (“Council”) and by the Council’s match dollars.

 

The Council is acting on behalf of the State of Florida. This Agreement (Exhibit 1) is in the Council’s format and was reviewed and approved as to form by the Office of the County Attorney. The Council will sign last following the Commission’s approval.

 

Source of Additional Information

Andrea Busada, EVSD Director, (954) 357-8818

Deborah Meidingerhosey, EVSD Assistant Director, (954) 357-8806

Damarley Wallen, EVSD Contract/Grant Administrator, (954) 357-6622 ext. 0243

 

Fiscal Impact

Fiscal Impact/Cost Summary

This Agreement does not require any cash or in-kind match from Broward County.