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File #: 21-4918    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Position Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/7/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/14/2021 Final action:
Title: Request for approval of funding in the amount of $218,000 and to transfer five grant funded positions to the general fund effective September 25, 2021 to support the Behavioral Health Division through the remainder of the fiscal year.
Attachments: 1. HCSO BEHAVIORAL HEALTH DIVISION FUNDING.pdf
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Department: Sheriff

Department Head/Elected Official: Ed Gonzalez, Sheriff


Regular or Supplemental RCA:

? Regular RCA
? Supplemental RCA


Type of Request: Position

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Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request for approval of funding in the amount of $218,000 and to transfer five grant funded positions to the general fund effective September 25, 2021 to support the Behavioral Health Division through the remainder of the fiscal year.
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Background and Discussion:
In April 2020, with funding from the 2020-2021 First Responder Mental Health Program (FRMHP), HCSO began providing comprehensive mental health services in the broad domains of Confidential Mental Health Care, Critical Incident Services, Outreach/Prevention/Training, and Consultation. These are currently accomplished with a staff of licensed mental health providers. The FRMHP grant was not renewed for the 2022 Federal fiscal year and its funding will expire at the end of September 2021.


Expected Impact:
Continuation of mental health services. See attached document for more details.



Alternative Options:

Refer employees to outside mental health services. This is viewed as undesirable for many of the reasons outlined in attached document. HCSO will apply for the FRMHP grant again during the next Federal Funding cycle.


Alignment with Goal(s):
? Justice and Safety
? Economic Opportunity
? Housing
? Public Health


? Transportation
? Flooding
? Environment
? Governance and Customer Service

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Location:

Address (if applicable list below):


? Countywide
? Precinct 1
? Precinct 2

? Precinct 3
? Precinct 4


Fiscal and Personnel Summary
Service Name
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FY 21-22
Estimates



FY 22
Next 3 FYs
Incremental Expenditures
Labor Expenditures
$218K
$325K
$1950K
Non-Labor Expenditures
-
$31K
$213k
Total Incremental Expenditures
$218K
$356K
$2,163K
Funding...

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