Lake County, IL
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File #: 20-0659    Version: 1 Name: Access and Visitation Grant SFY21
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/11/2020 In control: Law & Judicial Committee
On agenda: Final action: 6/9/2020
Title: Joint resolution authorizing an emergency appropriation in the amount of $50,000 in funding from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services and the approval of the renewal of Intergovernmental Agreement No. 2018-55-024-IGA-D for the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit's Access and Visitation Program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021.
Attachments: 1. 2021-55-024-IGA D AV Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Crt FINAL
Title
Joint resolution authorizing an emergency appropriation in the amount of $50,000 in funding from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services and the approval of the renewal of Intergovernmental Agreement No. 2018-55-024-IGA-D for the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit's Access and Visitation Program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021.

Staff Summary
* The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit receives grant funding from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services to provide mediation services for never-married parents involved in visitation and custody-related disputes in an effort to increase child support collections from this population.
* The state would like to continue funding the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit's program in the amount of $50,000 for FY 2021. This is an increase of $5,000.
* This access and visitation grant does not require matching funds.
* From July 2018 through June 2019, this program conducted 311 mediations.

Body
RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit entered into an agreement in state fiscal year 2009 with the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services to provide mediation services for non-married parents involved in visitation and custody-related disputes; and

WHEREAS, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services would like to continue funding the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit's program in the amount of $50,000 for FY 2021; and

WHEREAS, this access and visitation grant does not require matching funds; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary to approve the new intergovernmental agreement and appropriate the $50,000 in funding to formally accept this grant.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by this County Board of Lake County, Illinois, that it hereby approves Agreement No. 2018-55-024-IGA-D with the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services and an emergency appropriation of $50,000 for the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit's Access and Visitation Program for FY 2021;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,...

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