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File #: 1384-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/9/2022 In control: Criminal Justice & Judiciary Committee
On agenda: 6/6/2022 Final action: 6/9/2022
Title: To authorize the City Attorney to accept a $25,000.00 federal U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant sub-award from Franklin County Board of Commissioners’ Office of Justice Policy and Programs supporting Project Taillight--an innovative public safety and crime prevention program designed to provide free automobile headlight and taillight repair/replacement services for low income households; to authorize the appropriation of $25,000.00 from the unappropriated balance of the General Government Grants Fund 2220; and to declare an emergency. ($25,000.00)
Attachments: 1. JAG_Ordinance Attachment_1384-2022
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the City of Columbus, City Attorney’s Office to accept and appropriate a $25,000 U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) sub-award from Franklin County Board of Commissioners’ Office of Justice Policy and Programs.

JAG funds provide continued support for the Project Taillight public safety and crime prevention pilot. Through the pilot program, low-income residents have access to free vehicle safety light repair services. These repair services keep drivers, passengers and pedestrians safer on the roads and prevent low-income residents from receiving tickets for safety code violations. This pilot is a partnership between the Columbus City Attorney’s Office and Columbus Division of Police. Grant funds pay the direct cost for parts and labor to complete repairs.

EMERGENCY ACTION: This ordinance is submitted as an emergency to ensure grant dollars are available to continue project work uninterrupted.

FISCAL IMPACT: This ordinance authorizes the acceptance and appropriation of $25,000 U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funds from Franklin County Board of Commissioners’ Office of Justice Policy and Programs.

This initiative does not generate any revenue nor require a City match.

Award Period: March 1, 2022 through December 31, 2023

Federal award: 2021-JAG-2000 = $25,000

City match: No required cash match

Total grant budget = $25,000

Title
To authorize the City Attorney to accept a $25,000.00 federal U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant sub-award from Franklin County Board of Commissioners’ Office of Justice Policy and Programs supporting Project Taillight--an innovative public safety and crime prevention p...

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