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2012-008-1603 - Agreement with South Florida Workforce Investment Board 1515 NW 167 Street, Building 5 Suite 200 Miami Gardens, Florida 33169 City of Miami Gardens Agenda Cover Memo Council Meeting Date: January 11, 2011 Item Type: (Enter X in box) Resolution Ordinance Other X Fiscal Impact: (Enter X in box) Yes No Ordinance Reading: (Enter X in box) 1st Reading 2nd Reading X Public Hearing: (Enter X in box) Yes No Yes No X Funding Source: South Florida Workforce Grant Advertising Requirement: (Enter X in box) Yes No X Contract/P.O. Required: (Enter X in box) Yes No RFP/RFQ/Bid #: X (Enter #) Strategic Plan Related (Enter X in box) Yes No Strategic Plan Priority Area: Enhance Organizational Bus. & Economic Dev Public Safety Quality of Education Qual. of Life & City Image Communication Strategic Plan Obj./Strategy: (list the specific objective/strategy this item will address) X Sponsor Name Councilman Oliver Gilbert III Department: Mayor and Council Short Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH THE SOUTH FLORIDA WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF GRANT FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($100,000.00) FOR THE MIAMI GARDENS HONORS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Staff Summary: Background In an effort to provide valuable professional and personal development opportunities to the youth in the City of Miami Gardens, Councilman Oliver Gilbert III collaborated with the South Florida Workforce (SFWF) to obtain funding in support of the Miami Gardens Honors Internship Program (Honors Program). The goal of this program is to provide an opportunity for ten (10) high performing young adults, five (5) college students and five ITEM K-10) CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTION Agreement w/South FL Workforce 1515 NW 167 Street, Building 5 Suite 200 Miami Gardens, Florida 33169 (5) high school seniors seeking exposure to a professional career in government with an opportunity to intern with the City of Miami Gardens. The Internship Program would be an opportunity to gain practical work experience in the field of public administration by working alongside administrators in the City of Miami Gardens. On October 21, 2010, the South Florida Workforce Investment Board’s (SFWIB) Youth Council considered Councilman Gilbert’s request and approved a pilot project for the Miami Gardens Honors Internship Program (HIP). A resolution (2010‐191‐1373) was passed by City Council on November 10, 2010 to accept a $100,000 grant from the SFWIB, and the program was initiated in January 2011. The following are the program requirements: College Students The college students will be selected by virtue of an application process, which will include interviews with a committee comprised of City staff. Students need not be Public Administration majors to participate in the program. Once selected to participate in the program, the students will work up to 20 hours per week, depending on scheduling availability. Students will work a maximum of 1040 within a 1‐year program period. College Student ‐Eligibility  City of Miami Gardens Resident  Household income cannot exceed levels set by SFWF  16‐21 years old  Must be enrolled in college  Must be physically able to work in administrative office setting  Must be able to work up to 20 hours per week High School Students The high school students will also be selected by virtue of an application process. Selected students will be able to either earn a stipend or earn community service hours. Participating students may work up to a full workweek (40 hours) during the summer or during the regular school year if the student participates in their schools’ on the job‐training program. The total hours worked will be subject to the student’s class schedule/workload. The maximum stipend to be earned by by each student will be $5,000 for the year (based on a total of 480 hours worked). High School Student – Eligibility  City of Miami Gardens Resident  Household income cannot exceed levels set by SFWF  16‐19 years old  Must be a high school senior with a minimum GPA of 3.5 (weighted)  Must be physically able to work in administrative office setting The HIP experienced modest success. Ten (10) applications were received and countless inquiries were made. Unfortunately, most of those who applied or inquired were determined ineligible due to the high GPA requirements for high school students and the very low income limits as set by SFWIB. As a result, the city was able to hire 4 youth; 2 high school seniors and 2 college students. Current Situtation 1515 NW 167 Street, Building 5 Suite 200 Miami Gardens, Florida 33169 The funding for this program expired on December 31, 2011. However it is the desire of both the City and SFWIB to renew the grant. On January 5, 2012, the SFWIB met and approved a $100,000 funding allocation to the City for the period beginning January 1, 2012 and ending December 31, 2012. The following modification to the program eligibility requiremenst fo High School students have been requested: College Student – Eligibility  City of Miami Gardens Resident  Household income cannot exceed levels set by SFWF  16‐21 years old  Must be enrolled in college  Must be physically able to work in administrative office setting  Must be able to work up to 20 hours per week High School Student – Eligibility  City of Miami Gardens Resident  Household income cannot exceed levels set by SFWF  16‐19 years old  Must be a high school senior. Students with a GPA of 3.5 (weighted) or higher will be given preferred consideration  Must be physically able to work in administrative office setting Funds for this program will continue to be provided by South Florida Workforce Investment Board. Therefore, participating students must meet the income eligibility standards set by SFWIB as imposed on them by their funding source, the U.S. Department of Labor. The City of Miami Gardens Community Development Department agrees to perform the required screening and eligibility compliance functions for applicants into this program. A resolution is required authorizing the City Manager to execute the grant agreement for the $100,000 grant with SFWIB. Proposed Action: That the City Council approve the proposed resolution. Attachment: Attachment A: Statement of Work