Referred to: The Law Enforcement and Public Safety Committee (Chairwoman Walter and Legislators Fabiano, Haynes, Heppner, and Parete), and The Ways and Means Committee (Chairwoman Archer and Legislators Bartels, Gavaris, Haynes, Maio, Ronk, and Walter)
Chairwoman of the Law Enforcement and Public Safety Committee, Eve Walter, and Deputy Chair Heidi Haynes offer the following:
WHEREAS, this resolution has been submitted by the Sheriff’s Office; and
WHEREAS, the Ulster County Sheriff is requesting authorization to apply for the Department of Health and Human Services Administration For Child and Families (OFA) Grant-Fatherhood-Family-focused, Interconnected, Resilient, and Essential (Fatherhood FIRE) to provide financial and technical assistance to local government in an effort to identify fathers 18 years and older that have been incarcerated and are returning or have returned to their families and communities following incarceration, and to actively promote responsible fatherhood; and
WHEREAS, total program funding is anticipated to be between $500,000.00 and $1,500,000.00; and
WHEREAS, this grant will provide the Sheriff’s Office an opportunity for coordinated effort with incarcerated fathers, allowing implementation of a program within the Ulster County Jail which will educate and create activities to promote responsible fatherhood once released from custody; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary to apply for this grant by July 1, 2020, or risk losing the opportunity; now, therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the Chair of the Ulster County Legislature is hereby authorized to execute the application for the Department of Health and Human Services Administration For Child and Families (OFA) Grant-Fatherhood-Family-focused, Interconnected, Resilient, and Essential (Fatherhood FIRE),
and move its adoption.
ADOPTED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE:
Passed Committee: Law Enforcement and Public Safety on _______________.
Passed Committee: Ways and Means on _______________.
TBD – ADDITIONAL REVENUE DOLLARS
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Updated: July 6, 2020
Votes on this Resolutionyes no abstained no vote