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Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

06/25/2013

Agenda Report # 102


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Veterans Treatment Court Grant

INITIATED BY: Superior Court


Recommendation: Approval is requested to submit an application, and if approved, accept funds from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the operation of the Muscogee County Veterans Treatment Court, from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 and amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount awarded.

Background: The State of Georgia is providing grants through the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) to fund Accountability Courts. These funds are to be utilized to operate the court in FY14.

Analysis: The Muscogee County Veterans Treatment Court is requesting a grant of $156,535 from the CJCC to operate the Veterans Treatment Court for a period of 12 months.

Financial Considerations: There is a 10% In-Kind match to participate in this grant program that will be handled by Muscogee County Veterans Treatment Court.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: The Columbus Consolidated Government is not obligated to continue this program once grant funds have been expended.

Legal Considerations: The Columbus Consolidated Government is eligible to apply for funds from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Recommendations/ Actions: Approve a resolution authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application for $156,535.00 and if approved, accept funds from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the operation of the Muscogee County Veterans Treatment Court with Judge Allen, from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 and amend the Multi-governmental Fund by the amount awarded.



A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COORDINATING COUNCIL FOR A GRANT TO FUND THE MUSCOGEE COUNTY VETERANS' COURT AND IF AWARDED, ACCEPT $156,535.00 TO PROVIDE FUNDING FROM JULY 1, 2013 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2014 WITH A 10% In KIND LOCAL MATCH REQUIREMENT AND AMEND THE MULTI-GOVERNMENTAL FUND BY AMOUNT AWARDED.

WHEREAS, funds have been made available from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council to the Muscogee County Veterans Treatment Court for a 12 month period from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014; and,

WHEREAS, funds are being made available to provide support for the operation of the Muscogee County Veterans Treatment Court with Judge Allen for FY14; and,

WHEREAS, funds have been made available from the State to the CJCC to fund Accountability Courts in the State of Georgia and the CJCC is accepting applications from Accountability Courts throughout the State of Georgia; and,

WHEREAS, the Muscogee County Veteran Court requests a provision of 10% In-kind local match; and,

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to submit an application for a grant to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council to fund the Muscogee County Veteran Treatment Court and if awarded accept $156,535to provide funding from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 with a 10% local In-kind match requirement and amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount awarded.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________day of _____________, 2012 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of _____________ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor McDaniel voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.



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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor