Bill S4425-2013

Establishes small flexible fund accounts at the local level

Establishes small flexible fund accounts at the local level or the regrant program for one-time events or short term needs.

Details

Actions

  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO AGING
  • Jan 8, 2014: returned to senate
  • Jan 8, 2014: died in assembly
  • Jun 13, 2013: referred to aging
  • Jun 13, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 13, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 12, 2013: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1345
  • Jun 12, 2013: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jun 4, 2013: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Mar 27, 2013: REFERRED TO AGING

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Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Aging - Jun 4, 2013
Ayes (9): Golden, Felder, Zeldin, Valesky, Adams, Diaz, Addabbo, Avella, Stavisky
Ayes W/R (2): LaValle, Marchione

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4425

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the elder law, in relation to establishing small flexible funds accounts at the local level

PURPOSE:

To provide designate agencies with funds that will enable the agencies to provide services and programs to the elderly.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one of the bill amends Elder Law section 203 by adding a new subdivision 11 to authorize the Director of the State Office for the Aging to establish a regrant program that will be available to designated agencies, as such term is defined in Elder Law section 214. The availability of funds for this program are subject to appropriation. Designated agencies may apply for funds to provide activities that are not otherwise funded through the State Office for the Aging, or for one-time events or short term needs. The designated agencies must apply for and be approved for the funds. The application for funding must include a Program Summary, Scope of Activity, Staffing and budget, Marketing/Outreach, Selection Process, and an Evaluation.

Section two of the bill provides that this bill shall take effect immediately.

EXISTING LAW:

Currently, the State Office for the Aging is not authorized to engage in a program similar to the regrant program.

JUSTIFICATION:

Greater flexibility in providing services is one of the top requests from designated agencies. The regrant program would provide designated agencies with funds to serve needs that are not currently served and to tailor the service to the community. This proposed program is similar to a program provided through the State Council on the Arts.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2011-12: S.2211 - Referred to Aging 2010: S.2028 - Reported to Finance 2009: S.2028 - Referred to Aging 2008: S.6963 - Reported to Finance

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Subject to appropriation

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4425 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 27, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging AN ACT to amend the elder law, in relation to establishing small flexi- ble funds accounts at the local level THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 203 of the elder law is amended by adding a new subdivision 11 to read as follows: 11. THE DIRECTOR IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO AND SHALL ESTABLISH THE REGRANT PROGRAM WITHIN THE OFFICE WITHIN AMOUNTS SPECIFICALLY AVAILABLE BY APPROPRIATION THEREFOR, AND IN IMPLEMENTING SUCH PROGRAM MAY CONTRACT WITH DESIGNATED AGENCIES, AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED IN SECTION TWO HUNDRED FOURTEEN OF THIS TITLE, TO ADMINISTER FUNDING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES NOT OTHERWISE DIRECTLY FUNDED BY PROGRAMS ADMINISTERED BY THE OFFICE, OR WHICH CONSTITUTE ONE-TIME EVENTS OR SHORT TERM NEEDS. ONLY DESIGNATED AGENCIES MAY APPLY FOR FUNDING THROUGH THE REGRANT PROGRAM. APPLICATIONS SHALL PROVIDE OR DEMONSTRATE THE FOLLOWING IN A FORM AND AT A LEVEL OF DETAIL SATISFACTORY TO THE DIRECTOR: (A) PROGRAM SUMMARY, DESCRIBING THE REGRANT PROGRAM AND THOSE INTENDED TO BE SERVED, AND HOW THE PROPOSED PROGRAM RELATES TO, COMPLEMENTS, OR STRENGTHENS OTHER PROGRAMS FOR THE ELDERLY IN THE COMMUNITY. (B) SCOPE OF ACTIVITY, DESCRIBING THE ANTICIPATED NUMBER OF REQUESTS TO BE RECEIVED, AND THE AVERAGE REQUEST AMOUNT AND GRANT AMOUNT. (C) STAFFING AND BUDGET, DESCRIBING THE INDIVIDUALS IN THE ORGANIZA- TION RESPONSIBLE FOR ADMINISTRATION OF THIS PROJECT, THE WORK PLAN, AND ASSURANCES THAT ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS BY THE AGENCY SHALL NOT EXCEED FIFTEEN PERCENT OF PROJECT COSTS. (D) MARKETING/OUTREACH, DESCRIBING STRATEGIES FOR OUTREACH AND MARKET- ING TO COMMUNITY GROUPS.
(E) SELECTION PROCESS, DESCRIBING THE LOCAL APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS, INCLUDING APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS, RESTRICTIONS, AND WHETHER SELECTION INCLUDES REVIEW BY AN OUTSIDE PANEL. (F) EVALUATION, DESCRIBING HOW THE APPLICANT WILL EVALUATE AND ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PROGRAM. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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