senate Bill S4425

Establishes small flexible fund accounts at the local level

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 27 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO AGING
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1345
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO AGING
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO AGING

Summary

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

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1781
Versions:
S4425
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Aging
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง203, Eld L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S2211, A8986
2009-2010: S2028

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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.


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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4425

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01914-01-3

S. 4425                             2

  (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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