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Texans Feeding Texans Home-Delivered Meal Grant Program. Harris County Qualifying Grant Information July 29, 2009. Agenda. Welcome: Community Services Staff Review Program Review Application Materials Question and Answer. Welcome. Community Services Department

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Texans Feeding Texans Home-Delivered Meal Grant Program

Harris County Qualifying Grant Information

July 29, 2009


  • Welcome: Community Services Staff

  • Review Program

  • Review Application Materials

  • Question and Answer


  • Community Services Department

    • Specialize in grants and grant management

    • Divisions working with Texans Feeding Texans

      • Office of Financial Services

        • Finance Section will assist with application evaluation

      • Office of Housing and Community Development

        • Development Section will administer grant

Texans Feeding Texans

  • Second year of Grant Program with Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA)

  • Created through HB 407 to assist agencies delivering meals across Texas

    • Requires County qualifying grant to receive TDA funding

Harris County Grant

  • Agencies are eligible with a grant in any amount from Harris County

  • Full TDA grant = $.25 per senior from Harris County grant

    • Based on Seniors 60-years-old and older in Harris County

    • 352,000 Seniors in Harris County, according to 2000 Census

Harris County Grant

  • Grant will be distributed among agencies according to percentage of all hot meals served in Harris County

  • CSD anticipates higher participation for 2009 grant

Application Materials

  • Available online after July 29

  • Contains five parts

  • All parts must be completed, including all attachments, for the application to be considered for funding

Part I - Organizational Information

  • Basic organizational information that provides

    • Contact information

    • Financial contact

    • Business name

Part II – Financial Management Questionnaire

  • Helps assess overall capacity of organization’s financial management

    • Accounting System

    • Financial Capability

    • Budgetary Controls

    • Internal Controls

  • Findings from audit or financial statements

Part III – Service by Zip Code

  • Requests TOTAL hot meals served by zip code

  • Use FY 2007 numbers

  • Helps CSD understand fiscal impact by precinct and where seniors are receiving services in the county


    • This number is used for percentage determination

Part IV – Board of Directors

  • Describes the makeup of the organization's governing body

Part V – Attachments

  • Most recent financial statements and audit

  • Monitoring report from Harris County Area Agency on Aging (2007)

  • Notarized documentation of meals served OVER the AAA or Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) contracted amount

  • Return addressed envelope

  • Application must include all attachments for consideration

Completed Applications

  • Include three signed copies of the application

  • Use only binder clips-no notebooks or binding

  • All applications are due to the CSD office by Monday, August 25, 2008 at 2:00 p.m.

  • Read the application fact sheet for instructions


Contact: Kelly Opot

Program Analyst




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