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File #: 18-4778    Version: 1 Name: Grant Application - Older Refugee Assistance Program (Park and Recreation)
Type: Consent Status: Consent
File created: 6/8/2018 In control: Park and Recreation
On agenda: 6/19/2018 Final action:
Title: : Grant Application - Older Refugee Assistance Program (Park and Recreation)
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Title:

Grant Application - Older Refugee Assistance Program (Park and Recreation)

 

Summary

ACTION:

1.                     Approve an application for up to $50,000 for a Refugee Assistance - Services to Older Refugees Program grant from the Division of Social Services of the NC  

         Department of Health and Human Services

 

2.                     If awarded, recognize, receive and appropriate such funds for the grant period

 

 

Staff Contact                     Terri Stowers, Division Director of Community and Recreation Center Services

 

 

Presentation:                      No                                          

 

 

BACKGROUND/JUSTIFICATION:

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department is requesting approval to apply for and receive, if awarded, a Refugee Assistance - Services to Older Refugees Program grant up to $50,000.  The grant awards will be distributed in FY2019 and will be used to continue existing Older Refugee Assistance Programs offered in the Shamrock Senior Center within Methodist Home Recreation Center. No match is required for these funds. Applications for the grant must be submitted to the Division of Social Services of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services by June 19, 2018.

 

Older Refugee Program supports senior refugees/asylees to access English Language Training at Shamrock Senior Center.  The grant provides funding for transportation services, translation/interpretation services and classroom supplies.  Shamrock Senior Center staff also provide Information and Referral services to assure the seniors have access to medical, financial, housing, family support, and family support services.

 

PROCUREMENT BACKGROUND:

N/A

 

POLICY IMPACT:

N/A

 

FISCAL IMPACT

Increase in General Fund grant revenue and related expense up to $50,000 in FY2019