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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

 

Project ID (if applicable):

Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable):

MWDBE Participation (if applicable):

 

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

Prior Court Action (if any):

 

 

Location:

Address (if applicable list below):

 

 

Countywide

Precinct 1

Precinct 2

 

Precinct 3

Precinct 4

Fiscal and Personnel Summary

Service Name

-

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 Sources (General Fund, PIC Fund, Debt or CP, Grants, or Other - Please Specify)

Existing Budget

-

-

-

-

 

-

-

-

-

 

-

-

-

-

Total Current Budget

-

-

-

Additional Budget Requested

General Fund-

$218K

$356K

$2,163K

 

-

-

-

-

 

-

-

-

-

Total Additional Budget Requested

$218K

$396K

$2,163K

Total Funding Sources

$218K

$396K

$2163K

Personnel (Fill out section only if requesting new PCNs)

Current Position Count for Service

-

-

-

Additional Positions Requested

-

-

-

Total Personnel

-

-

-

 

Anticipated Implementation Date: October 1, 2021

 

Emergency/Disaster Recovery Note:

Not an emergency, disaster recovery, or COVID-19 related item

 

Emergency Item

COVID-19 related Item

Disaster Recovery related Item

 

Contact(s) name, title, department:

Michael Lanham, Director of Finance, Harris County Sheriff’s Office

Attachments (if applicable):

FY 2022 HCSO Behavioral Health budget request

Position Change Request Forms 3441