Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 033077
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File Number: 033077 File Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: 04-26 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: GUIDELINES TO ACHIEVE MAXIMUM FED. MATCHING FUNDING Introduced: 11/5/2003
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 2/3/2004
Agenda Date: 2/3/2004 Agenda Item Number: 6C
Notes: Title: ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING GUIDELINES FOR MIAMI-DADE COUNTY TO ACHIEVE MAXIMUM FEDERAL MATCHING FUNDING FOR HEALTH, SOCIAL AND HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAMS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LOCAL REVENUE MAXIMIZATION ACT; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE
Indexes: HEALTH CARE
  HUMAN SERVICES
  SOCIAL SERVICES
Sponsors: Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler, Prime Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, Co-Sponsor
  Natacha Seijas, Co-Sponsor
  Dennis C. Moss, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 2/3/2004 6C Adopted P
REPORT: County Attorney Robert Ginsburg advised the Board that Commissioner Moss should be listed as a cosponsor. Assistant County Attorney Eugene Shy stated, in response to Commissioner Martinez’ comments pertaining to the limitation to health, social and human services program, that the Local Revenue Maximization Act imposed the limitation to those types of programs. Assistant County Manager Alina Hudak stated staff would follow-up with Chairperson Carey-Shuler’s request to maximize the receipt of federal funding for all County departments. Commissioner Moss reiterated his on-going request for the proper resources and the appropriate level of staffing to make sure that the County could accomplish this effort outlined in the proposed ordinance. He urged the County Manager to ensure that the County had the proper resources. There being no objection, the Board adopted the foregoing proposed ordinance, as presented.

Economic Development and Human Services Committee 1/14/2004 3A Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Chairperson Rolle announced that the foregoing proposed ordinance was open for public participation. There being no persons to appear before the Committee, the public hearing was closed, and the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed ordinance, as presented. Commissioner Seijas requested that she be listed as a cosponsor on the foregoing ordinance. Chairperson Rolle requested that he be listed as a cosponsor on the foregoing ordinance.

Economic Development and Human Services Committee 12/10/2003 3A Deferred
REPORT: The foregoing proposed ordinance was deferred during consideration of changes to today's agenda.

Board of County Commissioners 12/4/2003 Scheduled for a public hearing Economic Development and Human Services Committee 12/10/2003

Board of County Commissioners 12/4/2003 13S Adopted on first reading 12/10/2003 P
REPORT: The foregoing proposed ordinance was adopted on first reading and the public hearing was set before the Economic Development and Human Services Committee scheduled for December 10, 2003.

County Attorney 11/5/2003 Assigned Economic Development and Human Services Committee 12/10/2003

County Attorney 11/5/2003 Assigned Eugene Shy 11/5/2003

Legislative Text


TITLE
ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING GUIDELINES FOR MIAMI-DADE COUNTY TO ACHIEVE MAXIMUM FEDERAL MATCHING FUNDING FOR HEALTH, SOCIAL AND HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAMS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LOCAL REVENUE MAXIMIZATION ACT; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE

BODY
WHEREAS, the 2000 Census showed that the State of Florida receives less per person in federal revenues than other southeastern States; and
WHEREAS, on June 12, 2003, Governor Jeb Bush signed into law CS/CS/SB 1454 (Ch. No. 2003-146), which is codified as Section 409.017, Fla. Stat. (2003), creating the Local Funding Revenue Maximization Act (the "Act") to enhance the ability of the State of Florida and its agencies and political subdivisions, such as Miami-Dade County, to achieve maximum federal matching funding for health, social and human services programs; and
WHEREAS, to achieve maximization of federal matching funding, the Act authorizes the use of certified local funding for federal matching programs to the fullest extent possible;
WHEREAS, the Act mandates that State agencies involved in the provision of programs for health, social or human services to the residents of the State of Florida, including, but not limited to, the Agency for Health Care Administration, the Agency for Workforce Innovation, the Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of Elderly Affairs, the Department of Juvenile Justice and the Florida Board of Education shall establish programs and mechanisms designed to maximize the use of certified local funding; and
WHEREAS, the Act provides that political subdivisions may voluntarily participate in the programs and mechanisms established by State agencies; and
WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the residents of Miami-Dade County for the County to maximize its receipt of federal matching funds so that residents can be provided and receive the benefit of enhanced programs for health, social and human services from the County,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA:
Section 1. Legislative Findings and Purpose.
It is in the best interest of the County to ensure to the greatest extent possible that the County evaluates, utilizes and participates in all systems, programs or other vehicles available for maximizing its receipt of federal matching funds in accordance with the Local Funding Revenue Maximization Act.
Section 2. Definitions.
The terms used in this Ordinance shall have the following meaning, unless the context clearly implies a different intent:
a. County shall mean Miami-Dade County and all of its departments, offices, agencies and instrumentalities.

b. Act shall mean the Local Funding Revenue Maximization Act, Section
409.017, Fla. Stat. (2003), as amended from time to time.

c. Federal Funds Maximization Program shall mean the County's program for
maximizing federal matching funds under the Act.

d. State shall mean the State of Florida and its agencies or departments that are involved
in providing programs for health, social and human services, including, but not
limited to, the Agency for Health Care Administration, the Agency for Workforce
Innovation, the Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of
Elderly Affairs, the Department of Juvenile Justice and the Florida Board of
Education.

e. All other terms used in this Ordinance shall have the same meaning as such terms
have in the Act.

Section 3. Participation in State Programs for Federal Matching Funds.
The County shall: (a) participate to the greatest extent possible in all programs and mechanisms established by the State pursuant to the Act; (b) identify all certified local funds of the County (whether County funds or, to the extent provided or allowed by federal law, private funds) which are available, or potentially available, for utilization in maximizing the County's receipt of federal matching funds; and (c) submit proposals to the State in accordance with the Act and the Federal Funds Maximization Program.
Section 4. Responsibility of County Manager; Administrative Orders.
The County Manager shall develop policies for the Federal Funds Maximization Program through an administrative order which shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (i) identification of federal matching fund opportunities and State programs available for maximizing federal matching funds; (ii) creation and maintenance of an inventory of all available local funds (including private funds to the extent provided by federal law) that may qualify as certified local funds pursuant to the Act and periodic review of this inventory; (iii) development and submittal of proposals that comply with the rules, regulations and other requirements promulgated by the State; (iv) seeking and monitoring State approval of the proposals, provided that the Commission shall approve all County proposals prior to their being submitted to the State; (v) implementation and monitoring of State-approved County programs which have been awarded revenue maximization funds; (vi) maintenance of the documentation, records, information and databases necessary to maximize federal matching funds in subsequent years; and (vii) submittal of quarterly reports to the Commission regarding the Federal Funds Maximization Program which shall include, but not be limited to, information on funds received and disbursed, problems encountered and recommendations. Based upon the availability of State programs related to health services, the County Manager's first priority shall be to maximize federal matching funds for health services.
All entities, such as community-based organizations, other municipalities, special districts and instrumentalties of the County, that receive County funds for health, social or human services shall provide such documentation, records, information and data required by the County Manager to assist the County Manager in fulfilling his or her responsibilities hereunder.
Section 5. Receipt of Federal Matching Funds. Funds received by the County through the Federal Funds Maximization Program shall be disbursed by the Commission by a resolution in a manner that benefits the greatest number of Miami-Dade County residents in need of health, social and human services. The County shall maintain autonomy of revenue maximization funds for which it is awarded.
Section 6. If any section, subsection, sentence clause or provision of this Ordinance is held invalid, the remainder of this Ordinance shall not be affected by such invalidity.
Section 7. It is the intention of the Board of County Commissioners, and it is hereby ordained that the provisions of this Ordinance, including any Sunset provision, shall become and be made a part of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida. The sections of the Ordinance may be renumbered or relettered to accomplish such intention, and the word "Ordinance" may be changed to "Section", "Article" or other appropriate word.
Section 8. This Ordinance shall become effective ten (10) days after the date of enactment unless vetoed by the Mayor, and if vetoed, shall become effective only upon an override by this Board.



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