01-0688R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC SECURITY FOR PROVISION OF MINNESOTA WELFARE-TO-WORK SERVICES FOR THE PERIOD JULY 1, 2001, THROUGH JUNE 30, 2003.

BY COUNCILOR FENA:

        RESOLVED, that proper city officials are hereby authorized to enter into an agreement, a copy of which is on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. __________, with the Minnesota department of economic security to provide welfare-to-work services as authorized in State Legislature 2001 Special Session Laws, Chapter 9, Article 17, Section 2, Subdivision 1(b) and as defined in the local Minnesota welfare to work plan. The contract period is July 1, 2001, through June 30, 2003. Program funds will be accepted upon receipt of notices of funds available and shall be deposited in Fund 268, Budget Item 6252.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  The purpose of this is to authorize city officials to enter into an agreement with the Minnesota department of economic security to provide welfare-to-work services, utilizing Minnesota Welfare To Work funds recently appropriated in the special session of the Legislature, to Duluth residents currently receiving public assistance who seek to develop the skills necessary to gain employment and economic self-sufficiency. Services to be provided are described in the local plan for the Minnesota welfare to work Program. Program funds will be accepted upon receipt of notices of funds available and will be deposited into Fund 268, Budget Item 6252.