Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - January 27, 2015
January 27, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #13

Florida Department of Law Enforcement FFY2013 Residual Funds


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Contact: Lynette Miralla, ext. 3484

Presenter: Brenda Rogers, Director Community Services Dept., ext 3030

Action Requested

Adoption of Resolution R-15-025 authorizing the submission and acceptance of  a Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2013 Residual Funds from Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) in the amount of $35,920.00; authorizing the Chairman, the County Administrator or Deputy County Administrator to execute all necessary documents related to the grant submission and acceptance, and authorizing the Community Services Department Director or her designee to execute all appropriate documents required in connection with grants administrative functions.

Authorize Commissioner Larry Bustle to sign a letter to FDLE  informing them of the election of Commissioner Betsy Benac as the Chair of the Manatee Board of County Commissioners for the year 2015 in order to process a Chief Official designation change required by FDLE.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida Statutes Chapter 125.

Background Discussion
  • On December 16, 2014, Manatee County requested to Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) a special request for the Manatee County Drug Court Program for the use of  Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2013 Residual Justice Assistance Grant funds in the amount of $35,920 to continue providing the same level of counseling services to the Drug Court Program participants.
  • On January 20, 2015, Commissioner Larry Bustle received communication from FDLE Administrator, Ms. Petrina Herring, informing that the FDLE Commissioner's Office has approved the use of residual funds to provide additional units of services consisting of treatment and judicial supervision, for non-violent adult misdemeanor and felony offenders participating in the Drug Court Program, and the procedure for the grant application.
  • No grant match is required under the guidelines of the JAG program.
  • The grant will start the first day of the month of application and will end on September 30, 2015.

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
$35,920.00 Accounts Numbers to be determined.

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  FDLE Residual Funds approval.pdf
Attachment:  Resolution R-15-025 FDLE Residual.pdf
Attachment:  FDLE Chief Official Change Letter.pdf