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
  • Keeping kids in school and
  • Keeping kids off the streets
  • Keeping them away from drugs, alcohol and other risky behaviors
  • Stopping child abuse before it happens

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.

Contributing to 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.

Making a Difference

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
  • 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.

Public Record

The tentative adopted, and/or final budgets are on file in our office as a public record.

Audit Information

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

Additional Information

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

(Note: Unit ID for Children's Services Council of St. Lucie County is Number 300448)

  1. 2019 to 2020 Final Budget
  2. 2018 to 2019 Final Budget

INCOME

Ad Valorem Revenue

10,254,486
Grant Revenue

50,000
Interest

85,000
Miscellaneous Income

14,614
Income from Reserve

1,175,988
TOTAL INCOME

11,580,088



EXPENSES

GRANTS


Program Funding


Ensuring Every Baby is a Healthy Baby
1,671,953
Keeping Kids in School
1,907,444
Stopping Child Abuse Before it Starts
1,293,966
Keeping Kids Off Drugs/Risky Behaviors
1,397,291
Keeping Kids Off the Street
2,062,190
Community Outreach & Events
187,500
Targeted Funding
452,225
Strategic Short Term Funding
635,000
Undesignated Allocations
100,000
TOTAL GRANTS

9,707,569
PERSONAL SERVICES


CSC Administrative Staff
638, 483
CSC Program Staff
425,656
TOTAL PERSONAL SERVICES
1,064,139
OPERATING EXPENSES

1,064,139
Operating Expenses and Contingency
396,287
Collection Expenses
358,593
TOTAL OPERATING

754,880
CAPITAL OUTLAY

53,500
TOTAL EXPENSES
11,580,088