CTCDD: Proposal Review Meeting 4-1-16

Proposal Review Meeting 4-1-16

FINAL Minutes

CT Council on Developmental Disabilities

Proposal Review Committee

April 1, 2016


Present:  Ann Gionet,  Jim Rosen, John Curtin, Gerri Hanna, Megan O’Neill

Staff:  Molly Cole


1. Call to Order:  Upon establishment of a quorum, the meeting was called to order.


2. The Kennedy Center proposal for On Demand transportation.  The committee discussed the proposal.  They felt that the plan for a fixed route bus system did not meet the expectation of the Council for an on demand transportation system.  It was the Council’s expectation that this proposal would include an Uber based platform, volunteer drivers and a system that could offer transportation without fixed routes, at times and to/from locations requested by people with disabilities.  Additional concerns focused on the 18% administrative costs in the budget, the positions being funded and the inequitable pay rate for people with disabilities hired under this project.

VOTE:   Jim Rosen moved that the committee not recommend funding this proposal.   Megan O’Neill seconded and the motion carried unanimously.


3. Next steps in funding an on demand transportation system.  The committee discussed funding an organization that could explore/develop the Uber platform.  They also discussed contacting Uber directly,.  Additional ideas included contacting the ADRC’s, other community and faith based organizations to pilot this.  Ultimately the committee decided to bring this discussion to the full council for recommendations and a budget revision, since the $100,000 allocated to this project will not be expended.
4. Indirect rate.  The committee discussed the range of indirect rates and seemed to favor something in the 8% to 10% range, consistent with federal guidelines.  They will review  some concrete examples of indirect rates as well as a summary of what is included in an indirect rate.  The committee will meet again in late April to review the rates, discuss the small grants and begin revising the grant review protocol.

5. The meeting adjourned at 11:00 AM. 




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