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File #: 19-1085A    Version: 1
Type: Contract/Agreement Status: Passed
File created: 6/24/2019 Department: Human Services
On agenda: 9/12/2019 Final action: 9/12/2019
Title: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Trust Fund program recommendations and agreement to fund non-profit agencies.
Attachments: 1. FE Grant Agreement for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Trust Fund, 2. Voting Conflict Form 8B_Gerard, 3. Agreement - Alcohol and Drug Abuse Trust Fund FY20, 4. SAAB Meeting Minutes May 10, 2019, 5. SAAB Trust Fund Grant Recommendations FY20

Subject:

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Alcohol and Drug Abuse Trust Fund program recommendations and agreement to fund non-profit agencies.

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Recommended Action:

Recommended Action

Approval of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Trust Fund (Trust Fund) service funding agreement with seven agencies in accordance with the recommendations of the Substance Abuse Advisory Board.

                     The Trust Fund provides funding to non-profit agencies for non-recurring expenditures such as equipment or renovations.

                     Annual funding is available through assessments of court fees for alcohol-and drug-related charges.

                     The Fiscal Year 2020 Trust Fund provides $53,000.00 in funding to seven non-profit agencies serving Pinellas County.

 

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Strategic Plan:

Ensure Public Health, Safety, and Welfare
2.2 Be a facilitator, convener, and purchaser of services for those in need

 

Summary:

Trust Fund awards are disbursed annually to recipients who are licensed as substance abuse treatment providers with the Florida Department of Children and Families.

 

The County holds a competitive process to solicit applications for the Trust Fund. Applications are reviewed and selected for funding by the SAAB. Funds must be used for non-recurring expenditures such as equipment, special projects, training, renovations, and formalized prevention activities.

 

The Substance Abuse Advisory Board (SAAB) is the appointed oversight committee for the Trust Fund. The SAAB has reviewed all requests for funding and recommended the following projects at their May 10, 2018 meeting, totaling $53,000.00: 

 

Boley Centers                                           LEAP Walkway Refurbishment                                          $8,000.00

Family Resources                                           Safe Connections Furniture                                          $8,000.00

Gulf Coast JFCS                                          HVAC Unit Replacement                                                               $10,000.00

Operation PAR                                           Largo Roof Replacement                                                               $8,550.00

PEMHS                                                                Anti-Ligature Door Locks                                                               $3,450.00

Suncoast Center                                           Vehicle Replacement                                                               $10,000.00

Westcare                                                                Mustard Seed Inn Lockers                                                               $5,000.00

 

 

Background/Explanation:

Funding for the Trust Fund is generated from $15.00 court fees as defined in Chapters 938.23 and 893.165 of the Florida Statutes. 

 

Fiscal Impact:

Funding in an amount not to exceed $53,000 has been included in the FY20 Proposed Budget for this purpose. 

   

Staff Member Responsible:

Daisy Rodriguez, Director, Human Services

 

Partners:

Substance Abuse Advisory Board

Boley Centers, Inc.

Family Resources, Inc.

Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services, Inc. (JFCS)

Operation PAR, Inc.

Personal Enrichment Through Mental Health Services, Inc. (PEMHS)

Suncoast Center, Inc.

Westcare Gulfcoast-Florida, Inc.

 

Attachments:

Agreement - Alcohol and Drug Abuse Trust Fund FY20
SAAB Trust Fund Grant Recommendations FY20
SAAB Meeting Minutes May 10, 2019