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File #: 20-0299    Version: 1 Name: 3/16/20 Resolution to Accept and Allocate Michigan Indigent Defense Commission Grant Award, Approve Grant Contract, and Reallocate Local Share ($393,530.00) (8 Votes Required)
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/16/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/6/2020 Final action: 4/6/2020
Enactment date: 4/6/2020 Enactment #: R-20-104
Title: Resolution to Accept and Appropriate Michigan Indigent Defense Commission Grant Award, Approve Grant Contract, and Reallocate Local Share ($393,530.00) (8 Votes Required)
Attachments: 1. Ann Arbor FY20 Grant Packet.pdf
Title
Resolution to Accept and Appropriate Michigan Indigent Defense Commission Grant Award, Approve Grant Contract, and Reallocate Local Share ($393,530.00) (8 Votes Required)
Memorandum
This resolution seeks Council approval for a grant contract with the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission (MIDC), and further seeks authorization to accept and appropriate grant funds from the MIDC without regard to City Fiscal Year.

The MIDC was created by legislation in 2013 after an advisory commission recommended improvements to the state's legal system. (MCL ?780.991)

The MIDC is statutorily required to develop and oversee the implementation, enforcement, and modification of minimum standards, rules, and procedures to ensure that criminal defense systems are providing effective assistance of counsel to all indigent adults in this state consistent with the safeguards of the United States constitution, the state constitution of 1963, and with the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission Act.

MIDC requires that all indigent defense delivery systems in Michigan must submit compliance plans and cost projections for all the standards approved by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

A system's duty of compliance with the terms of the compliance plan is contingent upon receipt of a grant in the amount contained in the plan and cost analysis approved by the MIDC. See MCL ?780.997.

Budget/Fiscal Impact: No matching funds are required for acceptance of this grant award.

However, the City is required to maintain local indigent defense funding, an amount referred to as the "Local Share." For FY20, the local share is determined by taking the FY19 local share amount of $202,061.50 and indexing it by 3% or the recent Urban Consumer Price Index (CPI), whichever is less. The most recent period CPI was 2.2%. Thus, the FY20 local share amount is $206,506.85. The Local Share has been budget in the FY20 General Fund 15th District Court budget. For reporting purposes, the L...

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