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File #: 2168-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/14/2022 In control: Criminal Justice & Judiciary Committee
On agenda: 11/14/2022 Final action: 11/16/2022
Title: To authorize the City Attorney to accept SVAA (2023-SVAA-135106491) and VOCA (2023-VOCA-135106487) funding from the Ohio Attorney General in the amount of $163,586.24 to support victim advocacy services; to authorize an intrafund transfer of $204.91 to City Attorney transfer out account; to authorize the transfer of matching funds in the amount of $40,171.56 from City Attorney transfer out account to grant project accounts; to authorize total appropriation of $203,757.80; and to declare an emergency. ($203,757.80).
Attachments: 1. Ord 2168-2022_VOCA SVAA Ordinance Attachment_Rvsd
Explanation

Background:
This legislation authorizes the City Attorney to accept State Victims Award Act (SVAA) and Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant funding from the Ohio Office of the Attorney General, Crime Victims Section. Grant funds support the City Attorney’s Victim Advocacy Services program. Award dollars fund 1) salary for 4.13 Domestic Violence Victim; 2) in-state professional development for DVSU staff; 3) and bus passes for victims and prosecuting witnesses.

This program guides and supports victims of misdemeanor domestic violence and related crimes as they navigate legal processes and systems. In addition, advocates provide information on victim rights; do one on one safety planning and connect victims and their families with community-based services and resources. This ordinance accepts and appropriates grant funds and transfers and appropriates matching funds required by the grant award.

The SVAA grant is a $2,900 award requiring no City match. The VOCA grant is $160,686.24 award requiring a 20% ($40,171.56) match for a total appropriation of 203,757.80.
Fiscal Impact:
SVAA is a $2,900 State of Ohio award requiring no City match. VOCA is a $160,686.24 federal award administered by the State of Ohio requiring a 20% cash match ($40,171.56). Matching funds are included in the City Attorney 2022 General Fund budget.
Grant Period: 10/01/21 - 09/30/22

State Share SVAA (2023-SVAA-135106491): $ 2,900
Matching Funds (2023-SVAA-135106491): $ 0
Total Grant Project: $ 2,900

State Share VOCA (2023-VOCA-135106487): $ 160,686.24
Matching Funds (2023-VOCA-135106487): $ 40,171.56
Total Grant Project: $ 200,857.80

Total SVAA + VOCA awards: $ 163,586.24
Total combined grant awards + match $ 203,757.80

Emergency Action:
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 SVAA (2023-SVAA-135106491) and VOCA (2023-VOCA-1351...

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