CT Council on
May 10, 2016
Rosen, John Curtin, Gerri Hanna, Megan O’Neill, Patty Richardson, Sergio
1. Approval of minutes from April 1,
2010. Meghan O’Neill
moved to approve the minutes from April
1 and John Curtin seconded. Patty Richardson and Sergio Rodriguez
abstained and the minutes were approved.
2. Update on the Kennedy Center and On-Demand
Transportation. Molly reviewed the
background of the Kennedy center proposal for those who were not part of the
earlier discussions. She contacted the
Kennedy Center and informed them that the Council was not going to fund their
proposal because the Council felt that fixed route systems will not provide
easy access to an on demand system. The
committee discussed next steps, including contacting Uber to determine if they
would consider partnering with the Council on this initiative. Sergio has contacts with Uber and agreed to
pursue a contact with the company.
3. Customized employment. Molly shared information on Mark Gold
Associated, the definition of customized employment and details on the training
to be offered by the Council. Molly
will arrange a future conference call with Mark Gold Associates to answer
specific questions regarding models for train the trainers, incentivizing
customized employment certification, role of provider agencies, and other
details of the training.
4. Discussion of Indirect Rate. The Council has no authorized indirect rate,
although the rate has been informally capped at 10%. The committee felt that a 10% rate was
appropriate for Council grants. Sergio
moved to accept an indirect rate of 10% and John Curtin seconded. The committee approved this unanimously.
5. Mini-grant Proposals. The committee decided that these would be
accepted twice a year in October and April.
Mini grants could address any of the goals of the five year plan and
must be consistent with the Council’s mission.
Grantees would be required to provide a 25% match as with other
grants. The committee felt that a
maximum grant of $15,000 for one year would be appropriate. Funds could not be used for capital
purchases, equipment, IPADs, etc. A
detailed protocol and announcement will be developed for dissemination in the
6. Adjourn. John Curtin moved to adjourn the meeting and
Jim Rosen seconded. The meeting
adjourned at 2:30 PM.