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AI- 4307   4. C. 1.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 04/30/2013  
2013 SCAAP Grant Application
Submitted By: Monica Reyes, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

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RECOMMENDATION
Discuss and consider authorizing submission of a grant application to the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) under the FY2013 State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) for reimbursement of costs related to incarcerating undocumented criminal aliens.
BACKGROUND
Over the past fifteen (15) years, Nueces County has applied to the Bureau of Justice Assistance for funding under the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program. The SCAAP reimburses some of the costs of incarcerating undocumented criminal aliens who have committed serious crimes in the United States. Under the reimbursement program, Nueces County has received as follows:

FY1997 $104,000
FY1998 $410,000
FY1999 $396,000
FY2000 $235,877
FY2001 $65,991
FY2002 $121,112
FY2003 $33,398
FY2004 $14,979
FY2005 $42,501
FY2006 $51,368
FY2007 $52,113
FY2008 $63,293
FY2009 $44,449
FY2010 $29,824
FY2011 $25,737
FY2012 $12,893

Awards total $1,703,535
DISCUSSION
Justice Benefits, Inc., in partnership with the County Auditor's and Sheriff's Office, will provide administrative assistance in developing the necessary data for submitting the County's request for reimbursement to the U.S. Department of Justice. This year's SCAAP deadline for application submittal is May 13, 2013 and the application will be submitted electronically through the Grants Management System of the Office of Justice Programs.

There is no cash match for this grant. The funding allotment has not been determined. Justice Benefits, Inc. has not yet estimated this year's submission reimbursement.

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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