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File #: 2529-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/24/2019 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 10/14/2019 Final action: 10/16/2019
Title: To authorize and direct the Mayor of the City of Columbus to accept a subgrantee award through the FY18 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program from the Bureau of Justice Assistance via the Franklin County Office of Justice Policy and Programs; to authorize an appropriation of $157,500.00 from the unappropriated balance of the General Government Grant Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($157,500.00)
Attachments: 1. FY18 JAG Police & Fire Initiatives Agreement Final 8.14.19, 2. Funding String 9.26.pdf
Explanation

BACKGROUND: The City of Columbus has been awarded a Federal Fiscal Year 2018 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Award from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs via the Franklin County Office of Justice Policy and 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 FY18 JAG Award #18-JAG-1000 will provide funds for two separate projects for the Division of Fire and the Division of Police, entitled FY18 JAG Police and Fire Initiatives. The Division of Fire will purchase Kevlar vests and helmets for medic vehicles. The Division of Police will purchase upgraded SWAT helmets, plate carriers, eye protection and cold weather gear. The City will act as subgrantee to the Franklin County Office of Justice Policy and 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 June 1, 2019.

FISCAL IMPACT: $157,500.00 of appropriated funds will be reimbursed by the grant award.

Title

To authorize and direct the Mayor of the City of Columbus to accept a subgrantee award through the FY18 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program from the Bureau of Justice Assistance via the Franklin County Office of Justice Policy and Programs; to authorize an appropriation of $157,500.00 from the unappropriated balance of the General Government Grant Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($157,500.00)

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WHEREAS, the Columbus Division of Fire seeks to continue their Kevlar vest replacement schedule; and,

WHEREAS, the Columbus Division of Police seeks to upgrade their personal protective equipment; and,

WHEREAS, the City of Columbus, Department of Public Safety was awarded funding through the FY18 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Prog...

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