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AI- 6700   4. C. 3.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 10/14/2015  
FY15 Indigent Defense Extraordinary Disbursement grant
Submitted By: Natalie Eckstrom, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

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RECOMMENDATION
Discuss and consider the acceptance of an award from the FY 2015 Extraordinary Grant Disbursement Program of the Texas Indigent Defense Commission.
BACKGROUND
The Texas Indigent Defense Commission (TIDC) was created to allow the state courts system to collaborate with local courts and counties to improve indigent defense services available in the counties’ courts. Pursuant to Texas Government Code §79.037, the Commission makes payments, including grants, to counties to provide indigent defense services. The following pages provide eligibility information, conditions for funding and procedure for submission to determine whether reimbursement of certain expenses is appropriate for the Commission.
DISCUSSION
"Extraordinary Disbursement" means funding to reimburse a county for actual extraordinary expenses for providing indigent defense services in a case or series of cases. The Ryan and Heather Sanders’ case was one such “extraordinary” expense for Nueces County with a cost of $167,687.10.

On April 28, 2015, the Commissioners Court authorized the submission of an application to seek reimbursement in the Sanders’ case from TIDC. On August 21, 2015, the TIDC voted to award Nueces County a reimbursement of $158,450.

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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Fund Transfers

Attachments
FY15 Indigent Defense Extraordinary Disbursement grant

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