Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - August 24, 2017
August 24, 2017 - Work Session
Agenda Item #2

2017/18 Children's Services Tax funded recommendations

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information
Cheri Coryea, Director, Neighborhood Services, ext 3468
Allen Donahue, Human Services Program Manager, ext 3030
Susan Ford, Lead (Children's) Human Services Analyst, ext 3030

Action Requested
Receive recommendations for Children's Services Tax funded programs for 2017/18, by staff for the Children's Services Advisory Board.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Ordinance #91-42

Background Discussion

Annually, the Board of County Commissioners discusses the interest and amount of financial participation for programs to abused, neglected, abandoned, at-risk, and economically disadvantaged children ages 0-17.

This group of programing, which deals with children 0-17 and their families, was created by referendum approved by the voters of Manatee County in 1990 and by the adoption of Ordinance 91-42.  Allowable expenditures were established in Ordinance 91-42.

A 13-member Children's Services Advisory Board was also established in the Ordinance and meets regularly throughout the year to discuss needs for children in Manatee County.  This board also makes annual recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners for use the funds.

One third of a mil is designated on each home owners' tax bill annually and those collections go into a fund that can be used only based on the goals and purposes established in Ordinance 91-42.

Not for Profit organizations apply annually through an application process and target established priorities for children.

The Children's Services Advisory Board recommendations, which are based on an established rating matrix and presentations by the potential organizations, are presented by staff for consideration by the Board of County Commissioners.

By the Budget adoption hearing on September 25, 2017, recommendations suggested by the advisory board will be included in the annual funding budget for children's service.

Upon budget adoption, staff of the department will prepare funding agreements and establish results first performance outcomes that are monitored contractually through the year.

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

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs