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File #: 0658-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/5/2017 In control: Judiciary And Court Administration Committee
On agenda: 3/27/2017 Final action: 3/29/2017
Title: To authorize the City Attorney to accept a grant from the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, Office of Homeland Security and Justice Programs, in the amount of $51,294.47 for the funding of the 2017 VAWA Law Enforcement Stalking Advocate program; to authorize the transfer of matching funds in the amount of $16,341.00 from the General Fund; to authorize the appropriation of total funds in the amount of $67,635.47; and to declare an emergency. ($67,635.47)
Sponsors: Michael Stinziano, Zach M. Klein
Attachments: 1. 0658-17 attachment A.pdf
Explanation

Background:
This legislation will authorize the City Attorney to accept the 2017 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Law Enforcement Stalking Advocate Grant from the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, Office of Homeland Security and Justice Programs. This ordinance will further authorize the transfer of the required matching funds and the appropriation of funds.

This grant partially funds the salary and training costs of one Stalking Advocate for the Domestic Violence and Stalking Unit of the City Attorney's Office. This individual works closely with the Columbus Division of Police and assists witnesses and victims of stalking through the legal process as well as providing counseling, referrals, and linkage with agencies and community resources.

Fiscal Impact:
The required matching funds of $16,341.00 are included in the City Attorney's 2017 General Fund Budget.

Project period: 01/01/17 - 12/31/17
Federal Share: $51,294.47
Matching funds: $16,341.00
Total Grant Award: $67,635.47

Emergency Designation:
Emergency action is requested to allow the grant activities to commence at the beginning of the grant period.

Title

To authorize the City Attorney to accept a grant from the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, Office of Homeland Security and Justice Programs, in the amount of $51,294.47 for the funding of the 2017 VAWA Law Enforcement Stalking Advocate program; to authorize the transfer of matching funds in the amount of $16,341.00 from the General Fund; to authorize the appropriation of total funds in the amount of $67,635.47; and to declare an emergency. ($67,635.47)

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WHEREAS, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, Office of Homeland Security and Justice Programs, has awarded the City of Columbus, City Attorney's Office, a grant in the amount of Fifty-one Thousand Two Hundred Ninety-four and 47/100 Dollars ($51,294.47) for the 2017 VAWA Law Enforcement Stalking Advocate Grant program; and

WHEREAS, the accepta...

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