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  Regular Agenda Item     3. A.    
Regular BOS Meeting
Meeting Date: 03/10/2020  
Submitted For: Mary Springer Submitted By: Mary Springer, Finance Director
Department: Finance  
Fiscal Year: FY19-20 Budgeted?: Yes
Contract Dates
Begin & End:
7-1-2019 - 6-30-2020 Grant?: No
Matching
Requirement?:
No
Fund?: New

Information
Request/Subject
Presentation to the Board highlighting the organization's update of activities by Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens and request for funding (Agreement No. 020520).
Background Information
The Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens (PGCSC) was incorporated in 1974 and is a non-profit organization designated as the Area Agency on Aging for Region V, which encompasses Pinal and Gila counties. PGCSC’s mission is to assist seniors and persons with disabilities in Region V, achieve and maintain self-sufficiency with dignity, and offer choices of appropriate care by providing a wide range of community and home based services. PGCSC also represents the interests of the elderly and acts to advocate for change in public and private attitudes, policies and regulations. Gila County has contributed to PGCSC since 1979. PGCSC received Gila County funds in the amount of $150,000 annually. These funds are for the purpose of providing County support to administration and program services for our seniors and persons with disabilities population in the Gila County area. PGCSC provides a wide variety of services for seniors, persons with disabilities and caregivers. These services are offered directly or through a network of provider agencies. PGCSC services include, but not limited to the following: aging, disability, and caregiver support resources information, referral and assistance to grandparents raising grandchildren programs, behavioral health – substance abuse and suicide prevention case management home care (housekeeping, personal and respite care) benefits, entitlements and advocacy (health care insurance and benefits counseling), Ombudsman (nursing home advocacy) legal services and legal helpline mature workforce development (senior employment and training programs), multipurpose senior centers (social, nutritional and wellness support), home-delivered meals, mobility management transportation provider coordination and senior rides transit program, and training volunteer services.
Evaluation
PGCSC provides a wide variety of services for seniors, persons with disabilities, and caregivers. These services are offered directly or through a network of provider agencies. PGCSC services include, but not limited to the following: Program Services and Allocations: Town of Payson Senior Center $53,000; Town of Payson for Star Valley $17,500; City of Globe $33,000; Town of Hayden $14,500; Town of Miami $14,500; Pine Non-Profit $4,000; Catholic Community Service/Case Management Services $10,000; Mom's Meals $1,500; and PGCSC $2,000 for a total of $150,000.
Conclusion
It is the intent of the County, pursuant to A.R.S. §11-267, to provide $150,000 to Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens to enhance services to persons with disabilities and aged persons within the County. The PGCSC is a non-profit organization which enjoys and maintains federal exempt status and the County has determined that the purpose of this funding request is public and that the expenditure of these funds will assist in providing services to persons with disabilities and aged person within the County.
Recommendation
Staff recommends that the Board of Supervisors approve Agreement No. 020520 between Gila County and Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens Area Agency on Aging Region V in an amount not to exceed $150,000. PGCSC agrees to provide the County an annual report.
Suggested Motion
Information/Discussion/Action to approve Agreement No. 020520 between Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens Area Agency on Aging and Gila County whereby the County will disburse $150,000; and further, the Board determines this is for the benefit to provide services to persons with disabilities and aged persons within Gila County. (Mary Springer)

Attachments
PGCSC Agreement 020520

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