Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - December 16, 2014
REVISED December 16, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #14

Residual Funds Request to Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Contact: Lynette Miralla ext. 3484

Presenter: Brenda G. Rogers, Director Community Services Dept. ext 3489

Action Requested

Authorize the Chairman to sign a letter to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement requesting residual funds in the amount $35,920 in order to maintain Drug Court Counseling services at the current level of excellence.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Florida Statutes Chapter 125

Background Discussion
  • For many years the Public Safety Coordinating Council (PSCC)  has served as the advisory body to the Board of County Commissioner in reference to the use of Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funds allocated to Manatee County.
  • At its March 19, 2014, meeting the PSCC rated applications submitted for programs interested in using JAG funds based in previously set priorities.
  • When FDLE released the Manatee County JAG allocation, the funds resulted in a decrease of $35,920 to the Drug Court Program.
  • At its November 19, 2014, meeting the PSCC was informed that the result of this reduction was the projected removal of fifty participants from the Drug Court Program, which translates to the average caseload of one Counselor.
  • The Community Services Department contacted FDLE explaining the situation and inquiring about any other funding opportunity.
  • FDLE advised the process to apply for FDLE Residual Funds.  In order to be considered, a letter from the Chairman of the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners, including all required information, needs to be sent to the FDLE Administrator, who will go to their Commissioners and request the funds on our behalf.
  • The included letter complies with all FDLE requirements.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

TIME SENSITIVE: Original letter must be forwarded to FDLE in Tallahassee. Please Contact Community Services Department for  pick up

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Residual Funds to FDLE LB letter.pdf