(1) “Administrative Fees” means monies from the Crime Stoppers Trust Fund, which are appropriated by the Department for the administration and management of the trust fund and crime stoppers grants.

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    (2) “Advance Payment” means an advance of up to three months of anticipated expenses for program start-up, which may not exceed one quarter of the grant total. Subsequent payment shall be based on reimbursement of monthly expenditures as reported by the official member. Settlement of an advance payment shall begin during the last quarter, or when 75% of the budget has been utilized, whichever occurs first.
    (3) “Allowable cost” means only those costs that have been submitted and approved by the Department.
    (4) “Authorizing officials” means the person(s) who has the authority or is empowered by a crime stoppers organization or a unit of local government to enter into a legally binding contract to facilitate a grant in aid from the Crime Stoppers Trust Fund.
    (5) “Community event” means a location and time that can be reasonably anticipated to be attended or frequented by community residents.
    (6) “Court costs/assessment collection” means deposits which are made by each county into the Crime Stoppers Trust Fund by the clerks of the courts during the 12-month period between March 1 of any calendar year and ending February 28 of the following calendar year, pursuant to Florida Statutes § 938.06
    (7) “Crime Stoppers Organization” means a private, 501(c)(3) corporation, which meets all requirements of the Department and the Florida Association of Crime Stoppers to be an official member.
    (8) “Department” means the Department of Legal Affairs, Office of the Attorney General.
    (9) “EGrants management system” means the online system utilized by the Office of the Attorney General which is designed to aid the management of the overall grant documentation process and is found at the following address: https://egrants.myfloridalegal.com. Access to the EGrants management system for the purpose of these rules is restricted to official members. Access can be requested through the EGrants management system or by contacting the Office of the Attorney General, PL-01, The Capitol, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1050, by telephone at (850)414-3360.
    (10) “Financial consequences” are as described pursuant to Florida Statutes § 215.971
    (11) “Fiscal and programmatic accountability review” means a review of a grant recipient’s records to monitor compliance with the terms and conditions of the grant agreement.
    (12) “Florida Association of Crime Stoppers” means the Florida Association of Crime Stoppers, Incorporated, a Florida Corporation of which all crime stoppers organizations who receive funds must be members in good standing.
    (13) “Grant period” means the time during which grants shall commence and end during the 12-month period beginning July 1 of one calendar year and ending June 30 of the following calendar year.
    (14) “Official member” means each crime stoppers organization who is a member in good standing with the Florida Association of Crime Stoppers for the grant period, is registered as a state of Florida non-profit organization, and is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as being tax exempt under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
    (15) “Member in Good Standing” means official members who meet the requirements of membership as determined by the Florida Association of Crime Stoppers.
    (16) “Promotional materials” means items of tangible personal property that are given away, or otherwise distributed, to the public to increase public awareness of, and to educate the public about, a particular crime stoppers organization, as authorized by Section 16.555(5)(c), F.S.
    (17) “Recipient” is as defined in Florida Statutes § 215.97
    (18) “Unused funds” pursuant to Section 16.555(6)(c), F.S., means the total of all unencumbered monies remaining in the Crime Stoppers Trust Fund on the last day of the fiscal year, except for monies collected as a result of financial consequences.
Rulemaking Authority Florida Statutes § 16.555(6). Law Implemented 16.555, 16.556, 938.06 FS. History”‘New 6-22-15, Amended 12-10-15, 1-17-18.