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AI-13520 3.A.11.       
Meeting Date: 05/19/2021  
FY20/21 Family Protection Fee Allocation; Approve FY20/21 Contracts
Submitted For: Tyner Little Submitted By: Theresa McLemore, Commissioners Court Admin
Department: Commissioners Court Admin  

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RECOMMENDATION

Discuss and consider allocation of the Family Protection Fee Fund to the following agencies:  Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Children's Advocacy Center of the Coastal Bend, Family Counseling Service, Nueces County CPS Community Partners Board, The ARK Assessment Center & Emergency Shelter and The Purple Door; Approve FY20/21 Family Protection Fee Contracts.

BACKGROUND
The Family Protection Fee is a $15.00 fee assessed at the filing of a divorce petition in Nueces County. From time to time, the Texas Comptroller issues funds to Nueces County for capital credits largely from Nueces Electric Cooperatives for Nueces County.  Participation i the capital credit program was authorized at the April 20th, 2021 Commissioners Court Meeting.  Nueces County Commissioners Court makes an annual distribution to qualifying entities that are statutorily authorized to receive these funds based on the services provided.  
 
The following 1295 Form Certificates have been filed with the Texas Ethics Commission:
#2021-746337 - Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
#2021-747024 - Children's Advocacy Center of the Coastal Bend
#2021-746254 - Family Counseling Service
#2021-751813 - Nueces County CPS Community Partners Board
#2021-746702 - The ARK Assessment Center & Emergency Shelter for Youth
#2021-746425 - The Purple Door
DISCUSSION
The total amount to be allocated is $30,000.  The distribution to the six agencies would be $5,000.00 each. These entities provide an invaluable service to the public such as prevention and intervention, mental health services and counseling.  

Budget Information
Information about available funds
Budgeted: Funds Available: Adjustment: Amount Available:
Unbudgeted: Funds NOT Available: Amendment:
Account Code(s) for Available Funds
1:
Fund Transfers
Source of Funds: Special Revenue Amount Requested: $30,000.00 Fiscal Year: FY20/21
Fiscal Impact:
Dpt# 1379 - Family Protection Fee
Attachments
CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates FY20/21 FPF Contract
Children's Advocacy Center of the Coastal Bend - FY20/21 FPF Contract
Family Counseling Service - FY20/21 FPF Contract
Nueces County CPS Community Partners Board - FY20/21 FPF Contract
The Ark Assessment Center & Emergency Shelter (The ARK) - FY20/21 FPF Contract
The Purple Door - FY20/21 FPF Contractt


    

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