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City Council Regular Meeting
Older Americans Grant Funding Fiscal Year 2020
First Reading: 09/03/2019
Final Adoption: 09/17/2019
Each year, the City of Danville applies for Older Americans Act funds and Virginia General Assembly funds in association with the Southern Area Agency on Aging to provide transportation services for senior citizens, age sixty and over, residing in the City of Danville and certain designated areas outside the City limits. Last fiscal year, the Danville Transit System transported 446 seniors and completed 18,058 one-way trips due to grant funds passed through to the City by the Southern Area Agency on Aging.
The Transportation Services Department requests the appropriation of Title III-B Older Americans Act Grant funds for the federal fiscal year October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020 in the amount of $53,164 from Title III-B funds, $23,917 from the Virginia General Assembly, and Program Income of $2,000 for transportation services.
The Ordinance includes an appropriation for in-kind services for the Title III-B Older Americans Act Grant in the amount of $380,790. These charges are appropriated in the Transportation Services budget as well. The appropriation for in-kind service is necessary for administrative and reporting purposes and to complete operational and supervisory duties to support the Senior Transportation program, and includes in-kind revenues and equal in-kind expenditures in the Special Grants fund.
It is recommended that City Council approve the attached Ordinance appropriating the Title III-B Older American Act Grant funds from the Southern Area Agency on Aging for FY 2020.
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