Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 1:30 p.m - December 11, 2012
December 11, 2012 Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #15

FY2014 Children's Services Annual Plan

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Michael Neuges x3467


Action Requested
Approval of the Children's Services Annual Plan for FY2014 and authorization to announce availability of approximately $7,400,000 in Children's Services Dedicated Millage funding for programs and services to children in Manatee County for FY 2014.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

F.S. Chapter 125

County Ordinance #91-42 - Children's Services

Background Discussion

The FY2014 Children's Services Annual Plan contains a compilation of history, current statistics, and future planning of the Children's Services Advisory Board (CSAB).  It demonstrates the needs of children and aids the CSAB in its determination of the most serious problems affecting, or presenting the highest probability of causing harm to, individual children in Manatee County.  The following is a brief summary of the contents of this plan:

  • November 1990, voters of Manatee County passed a referendum supporting a dedicated millage to enhance services for children in Manatee County.
  • July 9, 1991, Manatee County Ordinance 91-42 was adopted establishing a dedicated millage for funding services to abused, neglected, at-risk, and economically disadvantaged children ages 0 to 17 years of age. 
  • The County has awarded $114,265,683 for services to 468,811 clients through over 1,520 progams designed to provide a variety of needed services during the 21 years the Dedicated Millage has been in existence.
  • In FY2013, the Children's Services Dedicated Millage is funding eighty-two (82) programs designed to meet the needs of clients under the following categories: advocacy, crisis support, alternate education, before and after school, summer care, case management, child day care, medical services, mentoring and self-esteem, parent training, screening, evaluation and therapy, and teenage pregnancy prevention.
  • For FY2014, the CSAB has included in its investigation the collection of information and data pertinent to the problems of families in need of services.  From this information a preliminary determination of the nature and types of services that should receive funding from the Dedicated Millage include the following priority areas:  crisis stabilization, school readiness, family strengthening and support, out of school time care, prevention and redirection, and maternal and child health services.
  • In accordance with Ordinance 91-42, funding applications will be solicited to provide services in the priority areas of prevention and intervention/treatment.  At times throughout the year, the County may find it necessary to expand upon these areas based on community need.

Ordinance 91-42 requires the CSAB to submit to the Board an annual report which shall be made available to the public and include a plan for children's services.

For FY2014 the non-profit agency funding application used by the County will be web-based.  A hard copy of the funding application is available upon request.


County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$7,400,000 - 104.0015002

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  CS Annual Plan DRAFT.pdf