on April 10, 2017 by Deborah L. Braun
On Friday 4/7/2017 funding recommendations were reviewed, discussed, and voted on by the Judicial Reinvestment Advisory Council (JRAC) and approval was given by Commissioner Carter this afternoon, 4/10/2017. We are thankful and excited to be able to continue funding not only to community corrections, but also to the newest entities as described in HEA 1006. For the overwhelming majority, we were able to continue funding entities at the same amount as awarded FY 2016 and FY 2017 less the previously awarded 400 series. By not making the 400 series (one-time capital expenses) from FY 2017 a recurring award, we were able to recommend approximately $1.7M in new grant awards or for expansion of services.
With that being said, some tough decisions were made with regards to continued funding. By accepting the state grant, agencies awarded funds MUST utilize those funds in the manner described in the Advisory Board approved grant application, recommended by JRAC, and approved by Commissioner Carter unless prior approval is given before any changes are made. Funds used for any purposes other than what was described in the preceding sentence or not used at all, will result in discontinued funding.
Attached you will find a copy of the approved Funding Recommendations and the Recommendations Summary sheet, both of which are a matter of public record, and were presented at the JRAC meeting. With the State Legislature still being in session, we decided to wait until close of session before sending the official award notices. The last day for adjournment of both houses is 4/29/2017, so barring any changes, we will be sending the award notifications within the first week of May. After the award notifications are sent and should you have any questions, please contact your assigned Program Director.
Deborah L. Braun, Director of Community Corrections
302 W. Washington St., Room E-334
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Work: (317) 232-5779