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City Council Committee on Boston's COVID-19 Recovery hearing on various grants dockets: #0994, #0995, #0996, #0997, #0999, #1001

The Committee will hold a hearing on various grants under the American Rescue Plan Act passed through the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs to be administered by the Age Strong Commission.  The Chair of the Committee is Councilor Michael Flaherty.  The sponsor of these orders is Acting Mayor Kim Janey.

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Dockets #0994, #0995, #0996, #0997, #0999, #1001

    Docket #0994,  Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Million Six Hundred Three Thousand One Hundred Twelve Dollars ($1,603,112.00) in the form of a grant for the American Rescue Plan Act, Title III-B awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, passed through the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs, to be administered by the Age Strong Commission. The grant will fund Supportive Services for older adults in Boston, for the period 4/1/21 through 6/30/22.

    Docket #0995, Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Million Four Hundred Six Thousand Three Hundred Thirty One Dollars ($1,406,331.00) in the form of a grant, for the American Rescue Plan Act-Title III-C Nutrition program, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, passed through the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs, to be administered by the Age Strong Commission. The grant will fund nutrition services for older adults in Boston, for the period 4/1/21 through 6/30/22.

    Docket #0996, Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Four Hundred Twenty Three Thousand One Hundred Seventy Dollars ($423,170.00) in the form of a grant for the American Rescue Plan Act- Title III-A, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, passed through the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs, to be administered by the Age Strong Commission. The grant will fund administration costs for planning and implementation by the Age Strong Commission, from 4/1/2021 to 9/14/2021.

    Docket #0997, Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Three Hundred Ninety Four Thousand One Hundred Thirty Three Dollars ($394,133.00) in the form of a grant for the American Rescue Plan Act, Title III-E, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, passed through the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs, to be administered by the Age Strong Commission. The grant will fund Family Caregiver Services for older adults in Boston, for the period 4/1/2021 through 6/30/22.

    Docket #0999, Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Hundred Fifty Seven Thousand Five Hundred Twenty Two Dollars ($157,522.00) in the form of a grant, for the American Rescue Plan Act, Title III-D, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, passed through the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs, to be administered by the Age Strong Commission. The grant will fund the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program, for the period 4/1/21 through 6/30/22.

    Docket #1001, Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expand the amount of One Hundred Forty Thousand One Hundred Twenty-One Dollars ($140,121.00) in the form of a grant, for the American Rescue Plan Act, Title III-D, awarded by the U.S. Department of Human Health and Services, passed through the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs, to be administered by the Age Strong Commission. The grant will fund preventative health services for older adults in Boston, for the period 4/1/21 through 6/30/22.

    These orders were sponsored by Acting Mayor Kim Janey and were referred to the Boston’s COVID-19 Recovery Committee on September 22, 2021.

    NOTICE:  The Boston City Council may have a quorum participating due to standing committees of the City Council consisting of both voting and non-voting members.  However, members participating in this duly posted meeting are participating and deliberating only in conjunction with the business of the standing committee.

    Attendance

    In accordance with Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021 modifying certain requirements of the Open Meeting Law and relieving public bodies of certain requirements, including the requirement that public bodies conduct its meetings in a public place that is open and physically accessible to the public, the City Council will be conducting this hearing virtually. This enables the City Council to carry out its responsibilities while adhering to public health accommodations and ensuring public access to its deliberations through adequate, alternative means. The public may watch this meeting live on Xfinity 8/RCN 82/Verizon 964 and via live stream at boston.gov/city-council-tv.  It will also be re-broadcasted at a later date.

    Public Testimony

    Written comments may be sent to the Committee or staff email (below) and will be made a part of the record and available to all Councilors. Members of the public wishing to testify virtually via videoconference should email the staff contact for a link and instructions to do so.

    Mail Address: Dockets 0994-0997, 0999, 1001 , City Council, City Hall, 5th Floor, Boston MA  02201

    Fax Number: 617-635-4203 Attn: Christine O’Donnell, Dockets 0994-0997, 0999, 1001 

    Committee Emailccc.covid19@boston.gov | Staff Emailchristine.odonnell@boston.gov   

    Staff Telephone617-635-1185

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