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AI- 3758   4. C. 1.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 10/10/2012  
Indigent Defense Grant Amendment
Submitted By: Monica Reyes, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

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RECOMMENDATION
Discuss and consider acceptance of grant amendments to the FY2012 Formula Grant Program of the Texas Indigent Defense Commission.
BACKGROUND
The mission of TIDC is to improve the delivery of indigent defense services through fiscal assistance, accountability and professional support to State, local judicial, county, and municipal officials. The purpose of the TIDC is to promote justice and fairness to all indigent persons accused of criminal conduct, including juvenile respondents, as provided by the laws and constitutions of the United States and Texas.
On January 18, 2012, the Commissioners Court accepted the FY2012 Formula Grant Award of the Texas Indigent Defense Commission in the amount of $150,155. On July 25, 2012, the Commissioners Court accepted a grant amendment that awarded an additional $61,828 in grant funding to the County. This made the total grant award to be $211,983.


DISCUSSION
On September 16, 2012, the County was informed of additional amendments to the grant award. The first amendment changes the wording in the original Statement of Grant Award. It changes the wording for the grant award amount to read as follows with the underlined portion being what is added:

“The sum of $5,000.00 and 1.352791% of the remaining funds budgeted for FY12 formula grants by the Commission. Any funds not distributed in the initial allocation will be redistributed to the counties that exceeded the average percent of statewide increase from baseline in FY2012. This distribution will be based on the population of qualifying counties. Based on the initial funds budgeted, this amount is estimated to be $150,155.

In addition, on September 17, 2012, the County was notified that the grant award amount was approved for another increase of $62,029.

There is no cash match required for this grant. Total grant award is now $274,012.

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
Indigent Defense Amendment #3
Indigent Defense Amendment #2

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