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AI- 8186   3. G.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 02/15/2017  
FY2018 DWI Court resolution/application
Submitted By: Natalie Eckstrom, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

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RECOMMENDATION
Adopt a resolution authorizing the submission of a grant application to the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division for funding for the Nueces County Drug/DWI Court.
BACKGROUND
The Criminal Justice Division (CJD) of the Governor’s Office is soliciting competitive applications for projects that support eligible drug court programs. The purpose of the Drug Court Program is to support drug courts that incorporate several characteristics such as treatment and rehabilitative services, identification and placement of eligible participants in the program, and monitoring through weekly alcohol/drug testing. Article 102.0178 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure establishes state funding for this purpose and designates CJD as the administering agency.

Nueces County has previously received funding through this grant opportunity for the past seven (7) consecutive years for a total of $461,317.60. The County has been successful in obtaining a slight increase in funding since the program’s inception.

FY2009: $40,000
FY2010: $44,000
FY2011: $53,000
FY2012: $53,000
FY2013: $63,600
FY2014: $63,600
FY2015: $69,960
FY2016: $74,157.60
FY2017: Not funded
DISCUSSION
The Nueces County Drug/DWI Court would like to apply for the FY 2018 grant opportunity in order to resume the use of SCRAM units (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring) that were funded in the FY 2010 through FY 2016 grant awards. The grant application will also include a request to continue and provide for additional funding for counseling and treatment services for the participants in the program.

The FY 2018 grant application will total $66,600 for the above mentioned items. There is no cash match for this grant. The application will be submitted through CJD’s eGrants system on or before February 20, 2017.

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Unbudgeted: Funds NOT Available: Amendment:
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FY2018 DWI Court resolution/application

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