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File #: 21-1131    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Accept Funds Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/22/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 3/30/2021 Final action:
Title: Request by the District Courts to accept grant funds from The Texas Indigent Defense Commission in the amount of $3,593,847, with no required match, for the FY 21 Indigent Defense Grant Program.
Attachments: 1. 21-1131.pdf
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To: Harris County Commissioners Court

Through: Clay Bowman, Court Administrator, Administrative Office of the District Courts
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Prepared By: Clay Bowman, Court Administrator, Administrative Office of the District Courts

Subject: Texas Indigent Defense Commission FY21 Formula Grant Award
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Project ID (If applicable]:

Purpose and Request:
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Request by the District Courts to accept grant funds from The Texas Indigent Defense Commission in the amount of $3,593,847, with no required match, for the FY 21 Indigent Defense Grant Program.
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Background and Discussion:
The Texas Indigent Defense Commission awards grants to reimburse each Texas county for indigent defense services. Formula Grants are provided by the Commission to meet its statutory mandates
and to promote Texas counties' compliance with standards adopted by the Commission
Fiscal Impact:
The Texas Indigent Defense Commission (Commission) has awarded the above-referenced grant for indigent defense services. Formula Grants are provided by the Commission to meet its statutory mandates
and to promote Texas counties' compliance with standards adopted by the Commission

Fiscal Summary

Expenditures
FY 20-21
FY 21-22 Projected
Future Years Projected [3 additional years]
Service Impacted:
Court Appointed Attorneys



Existing Budget



Additional Appropriation Requested



Total Expenditures



Funding Sources



Existing Department Budget



Please Identify Funding Source (General Fund, PIC, Special Revenue, Grant, Etc.)



Grant
$3,804,883
$3,593,847
$11,098,095
Total Sources
$3,804,883
$3,593,847
$11,098,095


Alternatives:
The formula grant reimburses each Texas county for expenses related to indigent defense in criminal and juvenile delinquency matters. The alternative would be Harris County as sole funding source for these court-ordered expenditures.
Alignment with Strategic Objective:
Provide quality legal representation to the indigent.
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