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AI- 4262   4. B. 1.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 04/10/2013  
Better Living for Texans
Submitted By: Monica Reyes, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

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RECOMMENDATION
Discuss and consider authorizing execution of Cost-Share Matching Funds Commitment and Space Match Requirements for the Better Living for Texans Reimbursement Program.
BACKGROUND
The Better Living for Texans Reimbursement Program has been made available through the Texas Department of Human Services and the Southwest Regional Food and Nutrition Service of the United States Department of Agriculture. The purpose of this program is to help limited-resource families with education to learn knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to maximize their resources for food security, have nutritionally sound diets, and to improve their health status and quality of life. The Nueces County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service currently has funding from federal dollars at approximately $70,000.

DISCUSSION
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has two program assistant positions to conduct educational programs in Nueces County for food stamp, food stamp eligible, and limited-resource families. Funding for this program in the amount of approximately $70,000 per year will continue indefinitely as long as the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service can provide public, non-federal in-kind match.

The County’s portion of the in-kind match contribution would be a percentage of personnel time from two County departments: Family & Consumer Sciences and the Ag Extension office. The personnel costs total about $7,800 for 435 hours (5 employees). These hours are reflected on the Cost-Share (Matching) Funds Commitment form.

Also as match, the County also uses office space which is occupied by the two Better Living for Texans program assistants. The size of the office space is listed on the Space Match Measurements form.

There is no cash match required for this grant.

Budget Information
Information about available funds
Budgeted: Funds Available: Adjustment: Amount Available:
Unbudgeted: Funds NOT Available: Amendment:
Account Code(s) for Available Funds
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