Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - April 23, 2013
REVISED April 23, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #11

FY12/13 Children's Services Funding Agreement with Sarasota County Health Department


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Mike Neuges x 3467
Janice Dunbar-Smith x 3451


Action Requested
Authorization for the Chairman to execute Funding Agreement with Sarasota Board of County Commissioners and Sarasota County Health Department to provide for a Family Safety Alliance System Advocate position for the time period October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Ordinance 91-42 Children's Services Dedicated Millage

Background Discussion
  • On 9/13/2012 Board adopted Fiscal Year 2012/2013 Budget that included funding for Non-Profit Agencies and other Government Agencies funded through the Children's Services Dedicated Millage.
  • Funding Agreement by and among the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners, Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners and Sarasota County Health Department was prepared to provide the appropriate mechanism and service level accountability for this Systems Advocate position.
  • The Systems Advocate position is a vital key to oversight of the Child Welfare Community Based Care provider, ensuring the safety of the children removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment and have been placed in foster homes, residential group homes, as well as kinship care homes.
  • The Systems Advocate reports all findings to the Family Safety Alliance for Manatee, Sarasota and DeSoto Counties.
  • Agreement specifies that funding recipient must perform required program specific level of service and submit documentation supporting such performance as defined.
  • On April 9, 2013, the funding agreement was executed by the Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners as well as the Sarasota County Health Department.

County Attorney Review
Formal Written Review (Opinion memo must be attached)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
One original of Funding Agreement to Board Records and two originals of Funding Agreement to Community Services for distribution to Sarasota Board Records and Sarasota County Health Department

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$36,800 - 104.00015002 Children's

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  RLS 12 228 SystemAdvocate.pdf
Attachment:  System Advocate. funding agreement. revised.pdf