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• <br /> GRANT-WRITING SERVICE AGREEMENT <br /> THIS AGREEMENT ("Agreement") is made and entered into this 17th day of June <br /> 2014 by and between the City of Rancho Palos Verdes (hereinafter referred to as the <br /> "CITY") and Blais & Associates, Inc., a Texas corporation (hereafter referred to as <br /> "CONSULTANT"). <br /> WHEREAS, the CITY is in need of grant-writing services including the <br /> identification of funding opportunities, on-going grant research, and development and <br /> submission of grant proposals. <br /> IN CONSIDERATION of the covenants hereinafter set forth, the parties hereto <br /> mutually agree as follows: <br /> ARTICLE 1: SCOPE OF SERVICES <br /> 1.1 Description of Services <br /> CONSULTANT shall perform tasks to provide technical and administrative <br /> support for the CITY's Grant Program as directed by the City Manager or by the City <br /> Manager's designee (the "Project"). These duties would include: <br /> (a) Research and assess grants for which the CITY might be <br /> competitive and meet the goals and objectives of the CITY; <br /> (b) Monitor and track the Federal Economic Stimulus program and <br /> ensure that the CITY is aware of deadlines and obligations, and assist as authorized by <br /> the CITY; <br /> (c) Develop grant applications as approved and directed by the CITY <br /> to help the CITY meet its goals and objectives; <br /> (d) Work with the CITY's federal advocate to ensure that the CITY is <br /> aware of deadlines for earmarks and appropriations; and <br /> (e) Create records that will track and document funding sources, types <br /> of projects, and amount of funding as it relates to the Grant Program. <br /> 1.2 Term of Agreement and Schedule of Work <br /> CONSULTANT will commence the work under this Agreement no later <br /> than July 1, 2014 and will provide services under this Agreement for a period ending on <br /> June 30, 2015, unless notice of termination is given in accordance with Article 4 of this <br /> Agreement. CONSULTANT shall perform with due diligence the services requested by <br /> the CITY. Time is of the essence in this Agreement. CONSULTANT shall not be <br /> responsible for delay, nor shall CONSULTANT be responsible for damages or be in <br /> Page 1 of 11 <br />