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File #: 0278-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/31/2017 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 2/27/2017 Final action:
Title: To authorize and direct the Mayor of the City of Columbus to accept a subgrantee award through the FY16 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program from the Bureau of Justice Assistance via the Franklin County Office of Homeland Security and Justice Programs; to authorize an appropriation of $180,000.00 from the unappropriated balance of the General Government Grant Fund to the Division of Fire to cover the costs associated with the FY16 Justice Assistance Grant Personal Protective Equipment Project; and to declare an emergency. ($180,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Legislation Appropriation Funding String Template 02292016, 2. 2016 CFD JAG GRANT
Explanation

BACKGROUND: The City of Columbus has been awarded a Federal Fiscal Year 2016 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Award from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs via the Franklin County Office of Homeland Security and Justice Programs. The JAG program provides funding to allow states and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime and improve the criminal justice system. The FY16 JAG award will provide funds for the purchase of personal protective equipment for permanent use within the Division of Fire. Expenditures for the project will cover the purchase costs of the personal protective equipment, only. The City will act as subgrantee to the Franklin County Office of Homeland Security and Justice Programs. Therefore, the Mayor is required to sign a subgrantee award on behalf of the City.

Emergency Designation: Emergency legislation is necessary to make the funds available as soon as possible for the grant award start date of January 1, 2017.

FISCAL IMPACT: All appropriated funds will be reimbursed by the grant award. The City received JAG Grant Awards of $169,000.00 in 2015, $202,424.00 in 2014 and $200,000.00 in 2013.

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To authorize and direct the Mayor of the City of Columbus to accept a subgrantee award through the FY16 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program from the Bureau of Justice Assistance via the Franklin County Office of Homeland Security and Justice Programs; to authorize an appropriation of $180,000.00 from the unappropriated balance of the General Government Grant Fund to the Division of Fire to cover the costs associated with the FY16 Justice Assistance Grant Personal Protective Equipment Project; and to declare an emergency. ($180,000.00)

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WHEREAS, the Columbus Division of Fire seeks to enhance their personal protective equipment across the City of Columbus; and

WHEREAS, the City of Columbus, Division of Fire, was awarded funding through the FY16...

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