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Cuyahoga County HHSA Committee Approves Contract to support county senior centers

Will Tarter
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October 25, 2021
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The Cuyahoga County Health, Human Services, and Aging committee met on October 20, 2021 to discuss a funding increase for the Community Senior Services Program (CSSP). The CSSP program contract, which ends on December 31, 2021, helps to provide funding support for senior centers across the county. The contract amendment would add up to $600,000 to the contract to provide funding for a variety of different services to meet the needs of seniors who have been impacted by the pandemic, including home delivered meals, virtual programming, to-go meals, transportation, and other engagement activities. The Center for Community Solutions wrote about the impact of the pandemic on senior centers in a paper that was published last year.

 A new two-year Request for Proposal (RFP) will be issued later this year, to begin in 2022.

Speaking to the contract was Paul Porter, Director of HHS Division of Contract Administration and Performance and Daphne James from the Cuyahoga County Department of Senior and Adult Services. The funding was allocated at the end of 2020 from the biennium budget review, which added dollars in 2021 due to the passage of Issue 33, the Health and Human Services levy, according to Porter and James. A new two-year Request for Proposal (RFP) will be issued later this year, to begin in 2022. It will have one option year, according to Porter. This contract was unanimously passed under second reading suspension.

  • City of Bedford Heights (Transportation) $12,000
  • City of Olmsted Falls (Adult Development), $10,000
  • City of Strongsville (Adult Development and Transportation), $7,000
  • Community Partnership on Aging (Adult Development and Transportation); no additional funds required.
  • City of Euclid (Adult Development, Home Delivered Meals and Transportation), $5,000
  • City of Lakewood (Adult Development, Home Delivered Meals and Transportation), $24,748
  • City of Maple Heights (Home Delivered Meals and Transportation), $25,000
  • City of Parma Heights (Adult Development, Home Delivered Meals and Transportation), $29,000
  • Eliza Bryant Village (Adult Day, Home Delivered Meals and Transportation), $5,000
  • The Phillis Wheatley Association of Cleveland, Ohio (Home Delivered Meals), $38,000
  • City of Berea (Adult Development, Home Delivered Meals and Transportation), $43,000
  • City of Solon (Adult Development, Home Delivered Meals and Transportation), $23,000
  • Catholic Charities Corporation on behalf of the Fatima Family Center (Adult Development and Home Delivered Meals) $23,000
  • Catholic Charities Corporation on behalf of the Hispanic Senior Center (Adult Development, Home Delivered Meals and Transportation), $12,000
  • Catholic Charities Corporation on behalf of the St. Martin de Porres Family Center (Adult Development, Home Delivered Meals and Transportation services); no additional funds required.
  • Catholic Charities Corporation on behalf of the St. Philip-Neri Family Center (Adult Development and Home Delivered Meals); no additional funds required.
  • The East End Neighborhood House Association (Adult Development, Home Delivered Meals and Transportation), $42,000
  • The Harvard Community Services Center (Adult Development, Home Delivered Meals and Transportation), $49,000
  • The Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland (Adult Development, Home Delivered Meals and Transportation), $16,000
  • Murtis Taylor Human Services System (Adult Development, Home Delivered Meals and Transportation), $51,451
  • Rose Centers for Aging Well, LLC (Adult Development, Home Delivered Meals and Transportation) $52,000
  • The Salvation Army (Adult Development, Home Delivered Meals and Transportation); no additional funds required.
  • Senior Citizen Resources, Inc. (Adult Development, Home Delivered Meals and Transportation), $67,000
  • University Settlement, Incorporated (Adult Development, Home Delivered Meals and Transportation), $55,800
  • West Side Community House (Adult Development, Home Delivered Meals and Transportation), $10,000
  • One provider removed: Eldercare Services Institute, LLC (Adult Day and Transportation)
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