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File #: 2019-249    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/21/2019 In control: Board of Directors
On agenda: 6/26/2019 Final action: 6/26/2019
Title: Reallocation of FY 2018 Water Residential Assistance Program (WRAP) Funds
Sponsors: Nicolette Bateson
Indexes: Finance
Attachments: 1. Table 1- WRAP Participating Communities.pdf, 2. Tables 2A-2B-3A-3B WRAP Reallocation .pdf, 3. Exhibit A-Wayne Metro Reallocation Request Letter 6.14.19.pdf, 4. Presentation-WRAP WM Reallocation Request June 2019.pdf
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Reallocation of FY 2018 Water Residential Assistance Program (WRAP) Funds
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Agenda of: June 26, 2019
Item No.: 2019-249
Amount: N/A

TO: The Honorable
Board of Directors
Great Lakes Water Authority

FROM: Sue F. McCormick
Chief Executive Officer
Great Lakes Water Authority

DATE: June 26, 2019


RE: Reallocation of FY 2018 Water Residential Assistance Program (WRAP) Funds


MOTION

Upon recommendation of Sue McCormick, Chief Executive Officer, the Board of Directors (Board) of the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA), 1) approves the reallocation of the uncommitted FY 2018 assistance funds of $675,000 (net of the $254,732 repurposing of uncommitted FY 2018 assistance funds) with an allocation of $438,750 to Detroit and $236,250 to Flint and 2) approves the reallocation of the uncommitted FY 2018 conservation funds of $547,155 (including $254,732 from uncommitted FY 2018 assistance funds) with an allocation of $355,650 to Detroit and $191,505 to Flint.; and authorizes the CEO to take such other action as may be necessary to accomplish the intent of this vote.


BACKGROUND
The Water Residential Assistance Program ("WRAP") provides sustainable funding for qualifying low-income residents served by the Great Lakes Water Authority's ("GLWA") customers. The program is funded by GLWA at an amount equal to 0.5 percent of budgeted revenues with the budgeted FY 2019 funding level of $4.9 million combined for water and sewer services.
The scope of funding uses includes a) payment assistance and b) water audit and water conservation measures. Eligible residential customers with a past due bill and/or who are in active shut off can receive assistance with paying down arrears and receive $25 toward monthly bill payment assistance annually up to $1,000. High volume water users can receive a one-time home audit and home water conservation services up to $1,000. Maximum annual assistance per household is $2,000. To participate in W...

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