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 2017 - September 2018:

     
     
INCOME    
AD VALOREM REVENUES (.4765 Millage)
  $8,610,188
INTEREST
  9,000
MISCELLANEOUS INCOME
  14,490
INCOME FROM RESERVE
  408,047
TOTAL INCOME:   $9,041,725
     
     
EXPENSES    
GRANTS
   
Program Funding (Annual Contracts)
   
Healthy Babies
1,255,085  
Keeping Kids in School
1,523,592  
Stopping Child Abuse/Strong Families
1,250,196  
Keeping Kids Off Drugs/Risky Decisions
1,233,808  
Keeping Kids Off the Street
1,651,053  
Training and Capacity Building
45,000  
Community Outreach and Events
149,500  
Targeted Funding (incl. Summer Programs)
294,621  
Undesignated Allocations
75,000  
TOTAL GRANTS   $7,477,855
PERSONAL SERVICES
   
Administrative Staff
562,987  
Program Staff
375,325  
TOTAL PERSONAL SERVICES   $938,312
OPERATING EXPENSES
   
Operating Expenses and Contingency
300,052  
Collection Expenses
320,505  
TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES   $620,558
CAPITAL OUTLAY
  5,000
TOTAL EXPENSES:   $9,041,725

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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