BY COUNCILOR NESS:
RESOLVED, that proper city officials are hereby authorized to execute and implement a contract, in substantially the form and containing substantially the terms of that draft contract on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. ________________, with St. Louis County to provide supported work services to Minnesota family investment program (MFIP) participants for the period August 24, 2007, through June 30, 2008, in an amount expected to be $67,047 and not to exceed $211,144. Said monies under this agreement shall be received from Funding Source 4260 and deposited in Fund 268, Agency 031, Organization 6235 (MFIP).
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The 2007 Minnesota Legislature authorized the funding of a supported work program to provide paid work experiences to MFIP participants, with the expectation that such experience will enhance their ability to find and retain employment in the community that is not subsidized by such programs. The workforce development division provides employment and training services to MFIP participants under a separate contract with St. Louis County. The county wishes to enter into an agreement with workforce development to provide supported work services to MFIP participants for the period August 24, 2007, through June 30, 2008. The amount of funding is expected to be $67,047; however, the county may revise the amount of funding. In no case will the amount of funding exceed the county’s total allocation for supported work, $211,144.