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File #: 22-063    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/3/2022 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 1/25/2022 Final action: 1/25/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution: A) Authorizing the San Mateo County Private Defender Program to submit an application for $975,173 in grant funding from the Board of State and Community Corrections ("BSCC") Public Defense Pilot Program; and B) Authorizing the San Mateo County Private Defender Program (PDP) to sign the Grant Agreement, including any amendments thereof.
Attachments: 1. 20220125_r_Public Defense Pilot Program_20220125 (CC redline).pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael P. Callagy, County Manager
Connie Juarez-Diroll, Legislative Officer

Subject: Application for Grant Funding from the Board of State and Community Corrections Public Defense Pilot Program

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution:

A) Authorizing the San Mateo County Private Defender Program to submit an
application for $975,173 in grant funding from the Board of State and Community Corrections ("BSCC") Public Defense Pilot Program; and

B) Authorizing the San Mateo County Private Defender Program (PDP) to sign the Grant Agreement, including any amendments thereof.

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BACKGROUND:
The Budget Act of 2021 (Senate Bill 129) established the Public Defense Pilot Program. Public Defense Pilot Program funds must be utilized for indigent defense providers, including public defenders, alternate defenders, and other qualifying entities that provide indigent defense in criminal matters for the purposes of workload associated with the provisions in paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Section 1170, and Sections 1170.95,1473.7, and 3051 of the Penal Code.

For Fiscal Year 2021-22, the Budget Act appropriated $50,000,000 for the Public Defense Pilot Program of which $49,500,000 is available for California counties and $500,000 is available for administrative costs and for an independent evaluation. The BSCC, which is tasked with allocation of these funds, has calculated the amount of funding each county is eligible to receive for FY 2021-22. San Mateo County has been allocated a maximum of $975,173.30 in grant funding, which cannot supplant or replace existing funds for indigent defense and must be used to augment or expand existing program activities or support new program activities for purposes of workload associated with the provisions previously outlined. The BSCC anticipates similar appropriations in FY 2022-23 and 2023-24, subject t...

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