COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

County Executive Grant Application Authority

 

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

County Executive Authorization to Apply for and Accept Grants

 

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Messrs. Tucker, Foley, Elliott, Davis, Letteri and Ms. Allshouse

 

 

 

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

 

AGENDA DATE:

May 6, 2009

 

ACTION:                INFORMATION:   

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:   X          INFORMATION: 

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:   Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

Over the years, the County has pursued numerous grant opportunities to diversify revenues and obtain funding for important County initiatives. At times, funding sources have required the County Executive to have explicit authority from the Board of Supervisors to submit or accept grant applications or proposals.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

Pursing grant opportunities supports the County’s mission to enhance the well-being and quality of life for all citizens through the provision of the highest level of public service consistent with the prudent use of public funds.

 

DISCUSSION:

To ensure the County is well-positioned to apply for and accept grants, it is important to have an efficient administrative process in place to meet the tight timetables associated with these funding opportunities.  Because of potential delays caused by the timing of Board meetings, it is important that the County Executive, or his designee, retain explicit authority from the Board of Supervisors to prepare applications, submit grant proposals, and accept grants on behalf of the County. The Board of Supervisors will continue to make the final decision regarding the use of any grant funding by its appropriation of any funding received by the County, as well as the appropriation of any local matching funds. 

 

BUDGET IMPACT:

Obtaining grant funding assists the County to diversify County revenues and fund important County initiatives.

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Staff recommends that the Board adopt the attached Resolution to authorize the County Executive, or his designee, to apply for and accept grant opportunities on behalf of the County.

 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

A – Resolution

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