I am geting feedback on the upcoming Feb 1st Pre-proposal /Idea meeting. The purpose is to explore proposal ideas for coordination of services. One idea floating around is for human service agencies to share the costs of operating vans. Multiple agencies, each with their own mission, equipment, elegibility requirements and institutional objectives, often results in duplication of expenditures, service efforts, and gaps in needed services. People may be considering proposals for using JARC and New Freedom funds to further coordination in 2010. We will answer questions on how to complete proposals. Go to Feb 1 meeting page for more information.
Dwight Mengel works in the Tompkins County Department of Social Services as its Chief Transportation Planner.