Budget & Finance

The Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County is an independent district that provides a local dedicated resource for children and families in St. Lucie County. The programs and resources provided for local families focus on

  • Ensuring every baby is a healthy baby
  • Stopping child abuse before it happens
  • Keeping kids off the streets
  • Keeping kids in school and
  • Keeping them away from drugs, alcohol and other risky behaviors.
In total, the programs funded by the Children’s Services Council provide necessary services to over 30,000 of St. Lucie County’s children each year. 
 

The average homeowner contributes an average of $43 per year toward these local services.  The Children’s Services Council takes its role of protecting local dollars seriously.  Programs are funded by the Council on a reimbursement basis, therefore, no monies are expended until there is proof of service.  In addition, there are regular  on-site reviews of funded programs to ensure that they are being effective and demonstrating measurable positive change.  Finally, the Children’s Services Council receives an independent audit each year.

The Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County is making a real difference in our community.  Since our inception, St. Lucie County has seen over a 40% reduction in youth alcohol use, 43% reduction in juvenile crime, 54% reduction in infant mortality, 65% reduction in child abuse, and 80% reduction in teen birth rate.  There are many other indicators that are favorable for families in St. Lucie County and while the Children’s Services Council is not solely responsible for these positive changes, they are an active and integral part of the solution to build a strong St. Lucie County.  

Please find below the FINAL Budget for

FY October 2016 - September 2017:

     
     
INCOME    
AD VALOREM REVENUES
  $7,998,466
INTEREST
  8,000
MISCELLANEOUS INCOME
  14,990
INCOME FROM RESERVE
  523,181
TOTAL INCOME:   $8,544,637
     
     
EXPENSES    
GRANTS
   
Program Funding (Annual Contracts)
   
Healthy Babies
1,200,470  
Keeping Kids in School
1,478,037  
Stopping Child Abuse/Strong Families
1,133,157  
Keeping Kids Off Drugs/Risky Decisions
1,157,751  
Keeping Kids Off the Street
1,632,674  
Training and Capacity Building
38,168  
Community Outreach and Events
134,000  
Targeted Funding (incl. Summer Programs)
275,000  
Undesignated Allocations
85,608  
TOTAL GRANTS   $7,134,865
PERSONAL SERVICES
   
Administrative Staff
526,685  
Program Staff
283,599  
TOTAL PERSONAL SERVICES   $810,284
OPERATING EXPENSES
   
Operating Expenses and Contingency
295,680  
Collection Expenses
298,808  
TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES   $594,488
CAPITAL OUTLAY
  5,000
TOTAL EXPENSES:   $8,544,637
     
 
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Please find below the FINAL Budget for

FY October 2015 - September 2016:

     
     
INCOME    
AD VALOREM REVENUES (.4765 Millage)
  $7,484,913
INTEREST
  9,500
MISCELLANEOUS INCOME
  22,490
INCOME FROM RESERVE
  601,798
TOTAL INCOME:   $8,118,701
     
     
EXPENSES    
GRANTS
   
Program Funding (Annual Contracts)
   
Healthy Babies
1,165,828  
Keeping Kids in School
1,333,200  
Stopping Child Abuse/Strong Families
1,125,356  
Keeping Kids Off Drugs/Risky Decisions
1,048,185  
Keeping Kids Off the Street
1,545,714  
Training and Capacity Building
38,000  
Community Outreach and Events
139,000  
Targeted Funding (incl. Summer Programs)
335,000  
Undesignated Allocations
50,000  
TOTAL GRANTS   $6,780,283
PERSONAL SERVICES
   
Administrative Staff
499,470  
Program Staff
255,199  
TOTAL PERSONAL SERVICES   $754,669
OPERATING EXPENSES
   
Operating Expenses and Contingency
298,908  
Collection Expenses
279,840  
TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES   $578,749
CAPITAL OUTLAY
  5,000
TOTAL EXPENSES:   $8,118,701
 
 
*The FY 15/16 Budget was amended by Resolution approved at the November 12, 2015 Council Meeting. The budget increased Grant Revenue by $2,500 and increased Community Outreach & Events expenditures by $2,500.

THE TENTATIVE ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN OUR OFFICE AS A PUBLIC RECORD.

 

Audit information of the Children's Services Council of St. Lucie County can be found on the website of the Florida Auditor General HERE.

 

Also please note that Children's Services Council of St. Lucie County's annual financial report submitted to the Department of Financial Services can be found by viewing the Department's website HERE. *(Note: Unit ID for Children's Services Council of St. Lucie County is #300448)

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