FORT BEND COUNTY, TX -Fort Bend County announces the opportunity for non-profit organizations that provide prevention or intervention services for family violence or services related to the abuse or neglect of a child to apply for county grants. Currently, the county collects a family protection fee of $15 for each suit for dissolution of marriage. This fee is collected by the District Clerk at the time of suit and by state statute is to be used for the purposes stated above. Grants areavailable up to $33,000 for the 2014 calendar year. Applications can be found at www.fortbendcountytx.gov/index.aspx?page=1397. The deadline for submitting an application is December 30, 2013.
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