Agenda Report # 122
WHEREAS, funds have been made available from the US Department of Justice to the Adult Drug Court for a 48 month period beginning January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2022; and,
WHEREAS, funds are being made available to provide support for the operation of the Muscogee County Adult Drug Court for FY19 – FY22; and,
WHEREAS, funds have been made available from the US Department of Justice to enhance Adult Drug Court programs and the BJA is accepting grant requests from Accountability Courts throughout the United States; and,
WHEREAS, the City is required to provide a 25% cash or In Kind matching funds to participate in this grant program. Cash match in the amount of $166,666.67 over the project period of 48 months is $41,666.50. This amount is satisfied by the annual salary of a city paid employee, Ingrid Edwards, combined with local DATE funds allocated to the Adult Drug Court in the amount of at least $8,400 annually. The Adult Drug Court is historically awarded in excess of this amount from the DATE funds.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:
That the City Manager is hereby authorized to submit a grant application to the US Department of Justice to fund the Muscogee County Adult Drug Court and if awarded accept $500,000.00 to provide funding from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2022.