2013-11-15


Fitzgerald Submits Legislation to Council

PITTSBURGH – County Executive Rich Fitzgerald submitted one bill to County Council for consideration at its upcoming meeting:

  • Resolution amending the Grants and Special Account Budget to (1) authorize an additional grant of $2,000 from the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts to the Court of Common Pleas for the Permanency Practice Initiative educational forum for a total award of $7,000; (2) authorize acceptance of a joint grant award from Justice Assistance in the amount of $330,171, the county is the fiscal agent for four jurisdictions – it’s share of the grant is $108,689 and $3,300 for administration of the grant; (3) authorize a grant of $40,000 from the Jim Casey Foundation to the Department of Human Services for the development of a comprehensive multi-year, community-based plan for providing opportunities and resources to young adults in transition from out of home care to independent living; and, (4) authorize a grant of $1,844,121 from the federal Department of Health & Human Services to the Department of Human Services to recruit and support foster parents.

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