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AI- 6596   4. C. 2.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 09/16/2015  
2015 Coastal Bend Community Foundation Grant Award
Submitted By: Maria Medrano, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

Information
RECOMMENDATION
Discuss and consider the acceptance of a grant award from the Coastal Bend Community Foundation (CBCF) for the benefit of the Department of Human Services for purposes of providing assistance to low-income senior citizens.
BACKGROUND
The Coastal Bend Community Foundation (CBCF) is a non-profit foundation whose purpose is to help meet charitable and educational needs. Through its grants to charitable organizations, the CBCF enhances and improves the quality of life in the Coastal Bend area of Texas. The grants range from $2,500 to $20,000 annually.
DISCUSSION
On June 3, 2015, the Commissioners Court authorized the submission of a grant application for this program. CBCF has provided grant funding to the Nueces County Department of Human Services for well over twenty years. This grant is used to assist low-income senior citizens with rent, utilities, food and non-budgeted items such as prescription medicine, medical equipment, propane, small home repairs, heaters, A/C window units, eyeglasses, minor dental care, and rent/utility deposits.

The grant award is $10,000 with no required cash match.

Budget Information
Information about available funds
Budgeted: Funds Available: Adjustment: Amount Available:
Unbudgeted: Funds NOT Available: Amendment:
Account Code(s) for Available Funds
1:
Fund Transfers

Attachments
2015 CBCF Award Letter

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