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Chapter 711: Veterans Services Fund

Section 711.01 Veterans Services Fund Established 

There is hereby created a Veterans Services Fund, which shall be for the purpose of providing services to or funding programs for veterans residing in Cuyahoga County. The Fiscal Officer is hereby directed to immediately establish a separate fund for the purpose of collecting and expending unspent monies budgeted for the Veterans Services Commission in Cuyahoga County and returned to the County’s general fund each fiscal year.  All such monies shall be automatically directed and deposited into the Fund and shall only be used for the purposes authorized herein.

(Ordinance No. O2012-0013, Enacted 7/10/2012, Effective 8/11/2012)

Section 711.02 Funding Sources

The Veterans Services Fund shall be funded from any funds budgeted for the Veterans Service Commission in Cuyahoga County and returned to the County General Fund each fiscal year. Funds may also be directed to the Veterans Services Fund by Council during the regular budget process.

(Ordinance No. O2012-0013, Enacted 7/10/2012, Effective 8/11/2012)

Section 711.03 Fund Uses

Cuyahoga County Council shall determine the services and programs that shall be provided or funded from the Veterans Services Fund, consistent with the amount of funds available and with the purpose of the Fund established in Section 711.01 of the Cuyahoga County Code. Notwithstanding the above, 20% of the funds available each fiscal year shall be used for a workforce development program, established by Council, to assist veterans with the costs of post-secondary education.

(Ordinance No. O2012-0013, Enacted 7/10/2012, Effective 8/11/2012)