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Kittitas County <br />Board of County Commissioners <br /> <br />Agenda Staff Report <br /> <br /> <br />Agenda Date: <br />June 15, 2021 <br /> <br />Action Requested: <br />Request the Board to approve and sign all the agreements (9 total) with agencies <br />awarded Law & Justice Council Grant Funds for 2021. <br /> <br />Background: <br />On April 7th, 2021, the Board of County Commissioners adopted Resolution 2021-048 <br />awarding additional Law & Justice grant funds for 2021. <br /> <br />The following recipients have returned their contracts, which are ready for Board approval <br />and signature. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />The contracts expire October 31, 2021, with all reimbursements submitted by November <br />27, 2021. <br /> <br />Fiscal Notes <br />On November 19, 1996, the Board of County Commissioners adopted Resolution <br />96-178, A Resolution concerning Law & Justice Budget Planning. This resolution <br />authorizes 10% of the Criminal Justice sales tax to be reserved for Law and Justice <br />Planning. The Law and Justice grants are awarded to applicants who have <br />completed grant applications, completed the review process by the Law & Justice <br />budget committee. The committee forwarded their recommendations to the Board of <br />County Commissioners, which approve the awarded amounts per Resolution. Once <br />the Resolution is approved, the Auditor’s office prepares the agreements between <br />the County and recipients. The balance in this Law & Justice planning account as of <br />December 31, 2019, is $265,874.22. <br /> <br />Recommendation <br />Recommend the Board to approve all the agreements (9 total) with recipients for the 2021 <br />Law & Justice Council Grant Funds for $62,562.04. <br />Handling <br />Please send an electronic signed copy, Auditor’s office will email to a copy to each <br />agency <br /> <br />Lead Staff <br />Judy Pless, Budget & Finance Manager <br />