04-0457R

RESOLUTION ENTERING AN AGREEMENT ACCEPTING $243,233 FROM SENIOR SERVICE AMERICA, INC., TO OPERATE THE SENIOR AIDES PROGRAM FROM JULY 1, 2004, THROUGH JUNE 30, 2005.

BY COUNCILOR ATKINS:

RESOLVED, that proper city officials are hereby authorized to execute and implement a contract, pursuant to the Laws of Minnesota, 1967, Chapter 374, a Senior Service America, Inc. (or SSAI), grant in the amount of $243,233 for the period of July 1, 2004, through June 30, 2005. Program funds will be accepted upon receipt of notices of funds available. A copy of this agreement and budget shall be on file in the city clerk's office as Public Document No. ______. Monies received shall be deposited in Fund 270, Budget Item 6338.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution is to authorize the mayor to accept a grant of $243,233 from the Senior Service America, Inc. (SSAI), to provide funds to serve Duluth residents age 55 and over with work experience training and services.

The grant requires a local contribution of $31,791. This entire amount will be provided through in-kind contributions of local agencies and city supervisor and/or indirect costs. Funds will be deposited in Fund 270, budget Item  6638.

These funds are allocated under Title V of the Older American Act. The fund will provide part-time work experience and training for a minimum of 40 senior citizens. The grant period is July 1, 2004, through June 30, 2005.