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File #: 21-4842    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Grant Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/7/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/14/2021 Final action:
Title: Request by Domestic Relations for approval to accept from the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) of Texas funding in the amount of $77,574, with a discretionary match of $491,690, for the FY 2022-26 State Case Registry Program.
Attachments: 1. 21-4842.pdf
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Department: Domestic Relations

Department Head/Elected Official: David W. Simpson, J.D., Executive Director


Regular or Supplemental RCA:

? Regular RCA
? Supplemental RCA


Type of Request: Contract - Award

Project ID (if applicable): Contract #22-C0036
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): Office of the Texas Attorney General
MWDBE Participation (if applicable): N/A

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request by Domestic Relations for approval to accept from the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) of Texas funding in the amount of $77,574, with a discretionary match of $491,690, for the FY 2022-26 State Case Registry Program.
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Background and Discussion:
The renewal of the contract for State Case Registry and Local Customer Service between the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Texas and the County would continue providing comprehensive, effective, and efficient child support services. The DRO has provided this service for five years. The contract is retroactive to September 1, 2021.

Expected Impact:
Under this agreement, the DRO creates accounts for new Harris County child support orders at the Texas State Disbursement Unit and provides expanded customer service on child support cases. Federal legislation allows the OAG to pass along federal dollars at 66% reimbursement to counties for services provided.

Alternative Options:
The DRO provides child support services in Harris County and state case registry and customer service is one aspect of the Integrated Child Support System. The alternative is to refuse the federal funding but provide the service with no reimbursement or to refuse this funding and no longer create child support accounts for Harris County constituents. If that happened, child support received will not be delivered to the recipient from the State Case Registry and may be returned. This scenario would create complaint driven inquiries results in an opening of the account by the OAG. Such a decision w...

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