CT Council on
December 7, 2015
Present: Jim Rosen, Alicia Kucharczyk (by phone);
Megan OíNeill; Patty Richardson;
Ann Gionet; Chris
1. Approval of minutes from 11/10/15. Chris Sullivan called the meeting to order at 10:12 AM. Following introductions of all committee members, Megan OíNeill offered several corrections to the minutes of November 10. She moved to accept the minutes as amended and Jim Rosen seconded. The motion carried unanimously with Ann Gionet and Chris Sullivan abstaining.
of proposal from the Governorís Prevention Partnership. Molly Cole reviewed the application and review process for continuation
grants, and the overall design of the proposal. She reminded the committee that
the DD Council had already authorized the funds for this project, and that
their charge was to review the proposal and ensure that it was consistent with
the outcomes and the five year plan.
The committee all shared their scores and comments. Following discussion
Alicia Kucharczyk moved to inform the council that the committee had reviewed
this proposal and recommended that the final continuation for year three of the
project be funded. Jim Rosen
seconded. The motion carried unanimously
with Megan OíNeill abstaining. Of note
in this discussion was the process to apply for continuation funds and that
this would be done at a subsequent meeting of the committee.
of the Transportation Report from the Kennedy Center. Molly Cole reviewed the RFP for this grant, the anticipated outcomes and
the extension of the MOU from July to September 30. The Council had discussed the need for a
transportation proposal that would address the need for on demand
transportation through utilization of an array of options including volunteer
networks, a web platform like UBER, or a creative use of existing vans that are
unused in the evenings and on weekends.
Kennedy Center opted to use most of their funds to contract out for a
study. The Committee felt that the
report detailed the barriers and made a number of recommendations, but did not
really come up with an outline of a plan or next steps which would be funded
for years two and three, and which had good replication potential across the
state. The MOU to Kennedy Center was
only for year one, so no funds have been promised to them for years two and
three, even though the Council approved $100,000 for year two of the project. The Committee decided:
and Chris should meet with Margaret Mixon at the Kennedy Center to discuss the
report and the recommendations and discuss possible edits to the report.
this meeting, if the committee feels that Kennedy Center cannot implement a
project for on demand transportation that could be replicated across the state
then the Council should consider entering a partnership with a business that
can implement such a project, like UBER.
business. The committee discussed the possibility of having a
competitive application process only for grants over $15,000. This would allow the director to negotiate
MOUís for smaller amounts. These MOUís
would articulate specific deliverables as dictated by specific outcomes from
the Council and/or the Committee. Grants
over this dollar amount would have to write a competitive grant which would be
subject to the scoring protocol developed by the committee. Additionally, the committee recognized that
there are no specific limitations to indirect costs in DDC proposals, and this
needs to be addressed. Based on all
discussions, the committee will reconvene after the January meeting to address
all the issues identified at this meeting.
will draft a report to the Council for the January meeting, which outlines the
issues identified and recommendations from the Committee. This will be finalized and presented by Chris
to the Council in January.
5. Adjourn. Chris
Sullivan moved to adjourn and Jim Rosen seconded. The meeting adjourned at 11.52 AM.