CT Council on
October 7, 2014
Jim Rosen, Chris Sullivan, Shelagh McClure, Tom Boudreau
Staff: Molly Cole
Review and approve
minutes of the PRC meeting of September 16,
2014. Shelagh McClure moved to approved the minutes of September 16
, 2014. Tom Boudreau seconded and the
motion was passed unanimously.
Discussion of the
CTBLN proposal. Molly Reported that she met with Sharon
Denson from CTBLN and reviewed the required components for any DDC grant. She discussed the fact that the Council would
still like to collaborate on an employment initiative with CTBLN in the future,
and that it would be important to develop a complete grant proposal at that
conference: Molly reported that OPA is using some funds
to sponsor a customized employment conference in December. This would attract about 150 agency, business
and self-advocate participants. It could
be an opportunity for the Council to put forward a few small grant awards to
encourage customized employment initiatives in the state. The PRC will develop the RFP in time for that
Discussion of the
Governorís Prevention Partnership project.
Molly met with the staff of this project and shared some of the materials. The project has some good products developed
for the website, and the All Abilities
Alliance materials also look promising.
The PRC agreed that they would consider funding a second year of the
project but would like a more detailed proposal
submitted. Molly will communicate this
to the GPP staff. This will be submitted by 11/6 for review and recommendation
to the Council at the 11/18 meeting.
ARC CT Housing:
Shelagh McClure recused herself from this discussion. This proposal was just received and the PRC
has not had adequate time to review and vote on this proposal. The funding for this initiative was already
approved by the Council. The PRC can determine
if additional information is needed and request adequate information to develop
an MOU. A PRC meeting will be convened
to discuss this proposal.
Preparedness Project: Chris Sullivan
recused herself from this discussion.
UConn project staff requested permission on October 3rd to
change the deliverables that were discussed both at the site visit in June and
at the Annual Meeting in September. This
request was based on discussions with first responders, although no data was
provided on these discussions. After
some discussion PRC determined that it was late in year two of a two year
project, and that revising the deliverables at this time would not be
permitted. UConn has already been given
permission for a no-cost extension to finish production of the materials.