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File #: 1372-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/8/2020 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 9/21/2020 Final action: 9/24/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Safety to accept Franklin County Office of Justice Policy and Programs (OJPP), U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Assistance Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) sub-awards totaling $1,223,304.00; to appropriate award funds to Columbus Public Safety, Franklin County Municipal Court and Columbus City Attorney Office for COVID-19 related expenses incurred between January 20, 2020 and December 31, 2021; to authorize the appropriation of $1,223,304.00 from the unappropriated balance of the General Government Grants Fund 2220; and to declare an emergency. ($1,223,304.00)
Attachments: 1. 2020 BJA COVID19_Ordinance Attachment_Final, 2. Legislation Report, 3. Legislation Report
Explanation

BACKGROUND: The City of Columbus received five Franklin County Office of Justice Policy and Programs (OJPP), U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Assistance Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) sub-awards totaling $1,223,304. This ordinance accepts and appropriates $1,223,304 in award funds. CESF funds are awarded to justice departments to provide additional resources allowing for enhancement and modification of daily operations in manners that promote quality and uninterrupted service while taking measures to prevent/control the spread of COVID-19 for the period of January 20, 2020 through December 31, 2021.

CESF funds awarded to the City of Columbus ($1,223,304) benefit justice departments working directly with the general public, prosecuting witnesses, victims, defendants and perpetrators of crime i.e. first responders, clerk of courts, City prosecutors, court administration and community corrections. Funding ensures that municipal justice agencies have access to the supplies and services needed for personal protection, personal and environmental sanitation/decontamination and operational and technical supports to enhance remote and/or distanced service delivery. Columbus Department of Public Safety will receive $754,000 in CESF award funds. Franklin County Municipal Court Clerk’s Office will receive $91,480 in CESF award funds. The Columbus City Attorney’s Office will receive $13,000 in CESF award funds. Franklin County Municipal Court Administration will receive $77,409 in CESF award funds. Franklin County Municipal Court Pretrial & Probation Services will receive $287,415 in CESF award funds.

EMERGENCY ACTION: This ordinance is submitted as an emergency to support immediate COVID-19 related expenses and to move COVID-19 expenses incurred on or after January 20th, 2020 from the General Fund to grant project accounts.

FISCAL IMPACT: This ordinance authorizes the acceptance and appropriatio...

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