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File #: 21-1727    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Awards Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/19/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 4/27/2021 Final action:
Title: Request by Justice Administration for authorization to accept from The MacArthur Foundation renewal grant funds in the amount of $500,000, with no required match, for the FY 2021-22 Safety + Justice Challenge Sustainability Program.
Attachments: 1. 1727.pdf
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To:                                                               Harris County Commissioners Court

 

Through:                                          Jim Bethke, Justice Administration

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Prepared By:                                          Stephanie Armand, Program & Special Projects Administrator, Justice Administration

 

Subject:                                           Safety + Justice Challenge Sustainability Grant 2021-2022

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Project ID (If applicable]:

 

Purpose and Request:

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Request by Justice Administration for authorization to accept from The MacArthur Foundation renewal grant funds in the amount of $500,000, with no required match, for the FY 2021-22 Safety + Justice Challenge Sustainability Program. 

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Background and Discussion:

Harris County has been participating in the MacArthur Foundation Safety + Justice Challenge since 2016 and has received a total of $4.1 million used to develop jail population reduction strategies.  This is the final round of funding that will be used primarily to expand community engagement strategies and to continue the racial and ethnic equity work. 

 

Fiscal Impact:

Not Applicable

 

Fiscal Summary

 Expenditures

FY 20-21

FY 21-22 Projected

Future Years Projected [3 additional years]

Service Impacted:  [Please provide service or division where expenditure will be used]*

 

 

 

Existing Budget

 

 

 

Additional Appropriation Requested

 

 

 

Total Expenditures

 

$250,000

$250,000

Funding Sources

 

 

 

Existing Department Budget

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

MacArthur Grant

 

$250,000

$250,000

Total Sources

 

 

 

 

Alternatives:

 Not Applicable 

 

Alignment with Strategic Objective:

Educate criminal justice stakeholders and the community as to the existence and extent of racial and ethnic disparities throughout the criminal justice system. Strengthen the capacity of community-based organizations.

                     

Attachments:

MacArthur Foundation Safety + Justice Challenge Sustainability Grant renewal award 2021-2022

Commissioners Court Order

MacArthur Foundation Safety + Justice Challenge Sustainability Grant Application