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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - July 30, 2013
REVISED July 30, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #71


Subject
Florida Department of Law Enforcement 2013 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Lynette Miralla x3484

Elaine Maholtz x3485

Brenda G. Rogers, Director



Action Requested

Authorization to adopt Resolution R-13-136, rescinding Resolution R-13-113 and authorizing the submission and acceptance of an Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) in the amount of $108,777; authorizing the Chairman, the County Administrator or the Deputy County Administrator to execute all necessary documents related to grant submission and acceptance, and authorizing the Community Services Department Director or her designee to execute all appropriate documents required in connection with grant administrative functions.

Authorize the Chairman to sign a letter to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement approving allocation of Grant Funds to the Board of County Commissioners for the Drug Court Program.



Enabling/Regulating Authority

F.S. Chapter 125



Background Discussion
  • At its June 18, 2013, meeting the Board of County Commissioners assumed the responsibility of coordinating the development of a grant application to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2013 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funds for use by all units of government within Manatee County. FFY 2013 coincides with the time period October 1, 2013, through September 30, 2014.
  • During the Board’s recess, Resolution R-13-113 authorized the submission and acceptance of the above grant in the amount of $102,892.  The application was submitted by staff to FDLE by the July 24, 2013, due date.
  • In a letter received July 26, 2013, by the Community Services Department, FDLE advised that Manatee County has been allocated $108,777 in Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2013 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funds, an increase of $5,885.
  • The Public Safety Coordinating Council (PSCC) had recommended that Manatee County apply for this FDLE JAG Grant with funds to be allocated for Manatee County Drug Court. This additional $5,885 FDLE funding will be combined with Federal JAG grant funds to continue contractual services with Manatee Glens for another year, to provide addiction counseling services to participants in the Drug Court Program.
  • FDLE JAG requirements include submission of letters from at least 51% of the units of local Government representing 51% of the County’s population approving the distribution of JAG funds. The required letters will be included with the FDLE Grant Application.
  • No grant match is required under the guidelines of the JAG program.  An application due date of July 31, 2013 has been established by FDLE.


County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other

Prepared in accordance with FDLE directives.



Reviewing Attorney
N/A

Instructions to Board Records

TIME SENSITIVE - Resolution and Manatee County Letter must be forwarded to Tallahassee by July 31.

Please contact Community Services staff for pick up.

One fully executed Grant application will be provided to Board Records upon return from FDLE.



Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$108,777 JAG - 173 9009169 331693 /9000 Manatee County Drug Court

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
N/A


Attachment:  Resolution 13-136 FDLE.pdf
Attachment:  Manatee County Letter.pdf
Attachment:  Letter from FDLE.pdf