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Agenda Item #3


Title
G1 - Entitlement Grant with the Florida Department of Children and Families - Refugee Program

Description

Consider the approval of contract renewal LK902, originally contract LK902, with the Florida Department of Children and Families.  This one-page renewal merely continues the agreement between the School District of Palm Beach County and the Florida Department of Children and Families per the previously approved contract signed into effect for August 2008.  The renewal is for a one-year period.

Project Transition provides adult education, vocational training and access to work readiness programs for refugees of all nationalities.  The eligible targeted populations are refugee adults with Federal I-94 forms or other documentation providing their legal status in the United States.  This grant will assist Limited English Proficient (LEP) refugees in mastering English and being able to access skill-based vocational training.  It will assist refugees with the knowledge and skills necessary for successful employment, leading to economic self-sufficiency and effective citizenship.

Project Transition assists the eligible targeted population by providing tuition for vocational programs, as well as the purchase of books, materials, supplies for use in ESOL, and vocational programs.

The Manager of The Department of Adult and Community Education will monitor this program internally to ensure compliance with all state and federal requirements.  In addition, a representative from the Department of Children and Families Office of Refugee Resettlement will conduct an annual evaluation.  The evaluation will include a review of student records, including student performance and completion rates.



Recommendation

I recommend that the School Board approve the renewal for the existing grant with the Florida Department of Children and Families for Project Transition, effective as of the signing of the renewal through July 31, 2011 and authorize the Superintendent or designee to sign all documents and contracts related to the grant which are required for implementation of the grant activities.



My Contact

Ann Killets (akillets@palmbeach.k12.fl.us)

Judith Klinek, Assistant Superintendent.

Mary Barrett, Manager



Financial Impact

There is no financial impact related to the approval of this amendment.




Attachment:  LK114 Legal Review Checklist.pdf
Attachment:  Contract Renewal DCF-LK114 Project Trans.pdf