Budget & Finance

The Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County is an independent district that provides a local dedicated resource for children and 2018 to 2019 Charity Infographicfamilies 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 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.

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. 2018 to 2019 Final Budget
  2. 2017 to 2018 Final Budget

Income

  • Amount Ad Valorem Revenues: $9,344,104 
  • Grant Revenue: $40,000 
  • Income from Reserve: $678,746 
  • Interest: $15,000 
  • Miscellaneous Income: $14,726

Total Income$10,092,575 

Expenses

Grants

  • Community Outreach and Events: $155,500
  • Program Funding (Annual Contracts):
    • Healthy Babies: $1,393,316
    • Keeping Kids in School: $1,598,164
    • Stopping Child Abuse/Strong Families: $1,176,969
    • Keeping Kids Off Drugs/Risky Decisions: $1,271,529
    • Keeping Kids Off the Street: $2,006,178
  • Targeted Funding (Including Summer Programs): $289,502
  • Training and Capacity Building: $10,000
  • Undesignated Allocations: $50,000

Total Grants: $8,391,158

Personal Services

  • Administrative Staff: $577,883
  • Program Staff: $385,255

Total Personal Services: $963,139

Operating Expenses

  • Collection Expenses: $339,248
  • Operating Expenses and Contingency: $311,031

Total Operating Expenses: $650,279

Capital Outlay

  • Capital Outlay: $88,000

Total Expenses: $10,092,575