For the first time in more than a decade, Travis County has a new pot of money for social services, but it might take the better part of a year to fully start spending it.
County officials are reviewing feedback they received this week on how to spend the largest piece of the $2.2 million in new money that commissioners set aside for services ranging from preschool programs to housing for homeless people to job training. That money is on top of the recurring money the county spends on various nonprofits, which was roughly $15 million in the year that ended in September.
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