Santa Clara County should implement a process to distribute funds regularly to domestic violence shelters.
As it reported during the 60 day review, Santa Clara County indicated that a permanent formula has been created. Further, it reported that since July 1, 2012 (the beginning of the current fiscal year) the funds from Trust Fund 0378 have been distributed on a quarterly basis to the qualified domestic violence shelter agencies.
Santa Clara County developed a process for annually distributing funds to domestic violence shelters, which includes an annual Request for Statements of Qualifications to certify any domestic violence shelter providers to receive funding for the next fiscal year. According to Santa Clara County, the fund distribution will be based on a formula that has been developed by the county with input from the shelter providers. Santa Clara County indicated that it will begin using this process for funds distributed during fiscal year 2013–14. (See 2013-406, p. 181)
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.