Agenda Item # 4

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

12/11/2018

Agenda Report # 73


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Adult Drug Court

INITIATED BY: Superior Court


Recommendation: Approval is requested to submit an application, and if approved, accept $2,000,000.00 from the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for the operation of the Adult Drug Court Expansion Grant, from May 31, 2019 to May 30, 2024 and to amend the Multi-governmental Fund by $2,000,000.00.

Background: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has provided funds to expand substance abuse treatment capacity in adult treatment drug courts. The funds are being provided through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to be utilized to operate courts in FY19. These funds will be used to partner with New Horizons Behavioral Health to enhance our current operations to include semi independent residential services for Drug Court participants and to continue a Medication Assisted Treatment program to help battle the rising opioid epidemic. The funds will also begin a Peer Support program and recovery support programming for those in recovery.

Analysis: The Muscogee County Adult Felony Drug Court is requesting a grant of $400,000 annually for 5 years totaling $2,000,000.00 from SAMHSA to operate the Adult Drug Court expansion project for a period of 60 months.

Financial Considerations: The City is not required to provide a cash or In Kind matching funds to participate in this grant program.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: The Columbus Consolidated Government will not be required to continue this program when the grant funds have been expended.

Legal Considerations: The Columbus Consolidated Government is eligible to apply for funds from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Recommendations/Actions: Approve a resolution authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application and if approved, accept funds from SAMHSA for the operation of the Adult Drug Court expansion project, from May 31, 2019 to May 30, 2024, authorize a sole source contract to New Horizons Behavioral Health and Dr. Andrew Cox and to amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount of the grant award.



A RESOLUTION
NO. _____

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SUBMIT AND IF APPROVED, ACCEPT A GRANT OF $2,000,000.00 FROM THE SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION TO FUND THE ADULT DRUG COURT EXPANSION PROJECT FROM MAY 31, 2019 THROUGH MAY 30, 2024 AND TO AMEND THE MULTI-GOVERNMENTAL FUND BY THE AWARD AMOUNT.

WHEREAS, funds have been made available from SAMHSA to the Columbus Consolidated Government for a 60 month period beginning May 31, 2019 through May 30, 2024; and,

WHEREAS, funds are being made available to provide support for the operation of the Adult Drug Court expansion project for FY19 – FY24; and,

WHEREAS, funds have been made available from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to expand substance abuse treatment services in Adult Drug Treatment Courts; and,

WHEREAS, the City is not required to make any cash or in kind match.

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 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to fund the Adult Drug Court Expansion Project and if awarded accept $2,000,000.00 to provide funding from May 31, 2019 to May 30, 2024. authorize a sole source contract to New Horizons Behavioral Health and Dr. Andrew Cox and to amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount of the grant award.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________ 2018, 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 Garrett voting __________.
Councilor House voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.



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Lindsey Glisson, Deputy Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor