M&C Review


COUNCIL ACTION:  Approved on 12/4/2018 - Ordinance No. 23485-12-2018

DATE: 12/4/2018 REFERENCE NO.: **C-28939 LOG NAME: 19TARRANT2019
CODE: C TYPE: CONSENT PUBLIC HEARING: NO
SUBJECT:  

Authorize Acceptance of Funds and Execution of Agreement with Tarrant County in the Amount of $30,000.00 for Fiscal Year 2019 for the Operation of the Southeast Community Action Partners Center in Arlington and Adopt Appropriation Ordinance (ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS)


RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended that the City Council:

1.  Authorize the acceptance of funds and execution of an Agreement with Tarrant County for Fiscal Year 2019 in the amount of $30,000.00 for the operation of the Southeast Community Action Partners Center; and

2.  Adopt the attached appropriation ordinance increasing estimated receipts and appropriations in the Grants Operating Fund in the amount of $30,000.00, subject to execution of the Grant Agreement and receipt of the grant funds.

 
DISCUSSION:

The purpose of this Mayor and Council Communication (M&C) is to accept funds from Tarrant County to assist in the operation of the Southeast Community Action Partners Center (Southeast CAPC) located at 401 W. Sanford Street, Suite 2700 in Arlington.

The City of Fort Worth has contracted with the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs to serve as the Community Action Agency for Tarrant County under the name of Community Action Partners (CAP).  CAP provides services to low-income residents on a county-wide basis, including case management, information and referral services, client intake and assessment, emergency assistance and other social services.

On May 8, 2018, (M&C C-28676) the City Council approved an early lease termination with Andrews Dillingham, LTD for leased space at Lamar Atriums, Suite 201 located at 1601 E. Lamar Street in Arlington and the execution of a lease agreement with the United Way of Tarrant County for space located at 401 W. Sanford Street, Suite 2700 in Arlington in order to relocate the Southeast Community Action Partners Center.  The lease amount is $1,332.82 per month or $15,993.84 for the year, which includes utilities. The remaining funds will be used for outreach activities in the northwest area of Tarrant County.

Annually, Tarrant County provides funding for the operation of the Center.  Since 2009, Tarrant County has awarded $30,000.00 annually to the City of Fort Worth and Staff anticipates the same amount or more for the next several years.  

This program serves ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS.

This contract will be with a governmental entity, state agency or public institution of higher education:  Tarrant County.


 
FISCAL INFORMATION/CERTIFICATION:

The Director of Finance certifies that upon approval of the above recommendations, receipt of the grant and adoption of the attached appropriation ordinance, funds for operation will be available in the current operating budget, as appropriated, of the Grants Operating Fund.  The Neighborhood Services Department shall be responsible for identifying funding sources to cover expenses incurred in the event the grant funds are not received.  This is an advance grant.

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Submitted for City Manager's Office by:
Fernando Costa (6122)
Originating Department Head:
Aubrey Thagard (8187)
Additional Information Contact:
Sonia Singleton (5774)

 
 
ATTACHMENTS
  19TARRANT2019_AO19.docx