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File #: 33484    Version: 1 Name: 2014 MA Waiver
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/19/2014 In control: TRANSIT AND PARKING COMMISSION (ended 06/2018)
On agenda: 4/29/2014 Final action: 4/29/2014
Enactment date: 4/30/2014 Enactment #: RES-14-00367
Title: Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an agreement with Dane County for the following purposes in the calendar year 2014: (1) providing the Transit Utility with MA Waiver Community Integration Program (CIP) funding; (2) providing Dane County with State 85.20 funding by the Transit Utility for the County’s provision of accessible transportation for persons unable to use the Transit Utility’s paratransit services within its service area.
Sponsors: Anita Weier, Chris Schmidt
Fiscal Note
Dane County would provide an estimated amount of $ 2,796,406 (approximately 60% of costs) of MA Waiver (CIP) funding to the Transit Utility to provide paratransit service to people with developmental disabilities. The Transit Utility would provide Dane County with State 85.20 funding not to exceed $43,000 to support the transportation of eligible persons with disabilities unable to use Metro's paratransit service. Funding for these programs is included in the Transit Utility's 2014 Operating Budget.
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Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an agreement with Dane County for the following purposes in the calendar year 2014: (1) providing the Transit Utility with MA Waiver Community Integration Program (CIP) funding; (2) providing Dane County with State 85.20 funding by the Transit Utility for the County's provision of accessible transportation for persons unable to use the Transit Utility's paratransit services within its service area.
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WHEREAS, the State Department of Health Services (DHS) contracts with Dane County to operate the CIP1 and other MA waiver programs for residents of Dane County and receives reimbursement from the DHS for the Federal share (approximately 60%) of the costs of accessible transportation for waiver participants; and
 
WHEREAS, the Metro Transit General Manager, on behalf of the City of Madison, has executed the State of Wisconsin MA program provider agreement for MA waiver service provider entities and registered with the DHS; and
 
WHEREAS, Dane County is able to reimburse the Transit Utility for the Federal share of these costs from funds they receive from the DHS because the Transit Utility is a qualified provider under the MA Waiver program; and
 
Whereas, the Exceptional Rides Program of Dane County is a component of a cooperative reimbursement program by the Transit Utility to make provision for the accessible transportation services for persons with disabilities unable to use the Transit Utility's paratransit service area; and
 
WHEREAS, Dane County Department of Human Services will administer the Exceptional Rides Program, determine eligibility, and pay vendors for rides; and
 
WHEREAS, funding for these programs (§85.20 and MA Waiver Program) are a major source of revenue for Metro's ADA Paratransit Program, a service required under federal regulation; and
 
Whereas, this program is an example of a model cooperative funding program to the mutual benefit of both transit and human services;
 
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and the City Clerk are authorized to enter into an agreement with Dane County to receive MA Waiver (CIP) funding in the amount estimated to be $ 2,796,406 to offset approximately 60% of the cost of eligible paratransit trips provided by the Transit Utility and to reimburse Dane County in an amount not to exceed $ 43,000 for the provision by Dane County of the eligible paratransit program services in the Transit Utility's ADA paratransit service area.