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File #: 36664    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with Dane County Department of Human Services (“DCDHS”) for the purchase of services (“POS”) for the operation and administration of the Electronic Benefits Transfer (“EBT”) and MadMarket
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/23/2014 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 1/6/2015 Final action: 1/20/2015
Enactment date: 1/23/2015 Enactment #: RES-15-00071
Title: Authorizing the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with Dane County Department of Human Services (“DCDHS”) for the purchase of services (“POS”) for the operation and administration of the Electronic Benefits Transfer (“EBT”) and MadMarket Double Dollars (“MMDD”) programs at Madison and Dane County farmers’ markets through the Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, Inc. (“CAC”).
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Ledell Zellers
Fiscal Note
There is currently $25,000 budgeted for “MadMarket Double Dollars” administration in the 2015 Operating Budget under Miscellaneous Appropriations. The $25,000 will go directly to DCDHS, instead of directly to a vendor through a competitive bid process. DCDHS will manage the contract with the third-party vendor for operations of the programming.

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Authorizing the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with Dane County Department of Human Services (“DCDHS”) for the purchase of services (“POS”) for the operation and administration of the Electronic Benefits Transfer (“EBT”) and MadMarket Double Dollars (“MMDD”) programs at Madison and Dane County farmers’ markets through the Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, Inc. (“CAC”).
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WHEREAS, the City of Madison and Dane County recognize the critical role of the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), known as FoodShare in Wisconsin, formerly known as food stamps, in providing a safety net for those individuals and families who struggle to access adequate daily food; and

WHEREAS, the City of Madison and Dane County have an interest in preserving current access to farmers' markets for FoodShare participants, and in expanding access to farmers' markets for FoodShare participants through increasing EBT access; and

WHEREAS, the expansion of EBT access at farmers' markets allows for future expansion of the “MadMarket Double Dollars" program, a dollar-for-dollar matching program at farmers' markets for FoodShare participants, a key program in widening the current shrinking safety net; and

WHEREAS, the City of Madison and Dane County believe that FoodShare access at farmers' markets has strong health benefits for participants and strong economic benefit for local and regional farmers; and

WHEREAS, the City of Madison and Dane County both have $25,000 authorized in their respective 2015 Operating Budgets for the support of EBT and MMDD programming; a...

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