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File #: 19-125    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 3/6/2019 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 4/1/2019 Final action: 4/1/2019
Title: SUBJECT: Authorization to Accept $48,280 in Grant Funds from the 2017 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program for the Police Department to Purchase Upgraded Cell Phones, Crowd Control Equipment/Supplies, and Software Licenses REPORT IN BRIEF Considers accepting grant funding from the US Department of Justice offered to the Merced Police Department in the amount of $48,280 from the 2017 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program for the purchase of upgraded cell phones, crowd control equipment/supplies, and software licenses. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Accepting the grant and increasing the revenue budget in account 050-1025-321.17-00 by $48,280, and appropriating the same to Fund 050; and, B. Approving the use of pooled cash until reimbursement is received from the grant; and, C. Authorizing the Police Department and the City Manager to execute the necessary documents.

Report Prepared by: Lance Eber, Crime Analyst, Police

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SUBJECT: Authorization to Accept $48,280 in Grant Funds from the 2017 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program for the Police Department to Purchase Upgraded Cell Phones, Crowd Control Equipment/Supplies, and Software Licenses

REPORT IN BRIEF
Considers accepting grant funding from the US Department of Justice offered to the Merced Police Department in the amount of $48,280 from the 2017 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program for the purchase of upgraded cell phones, crowd control equipment/supplies, and software licenses.

RECOMMENDATION
City Council - Adopt a motion:

A. Accepting the grant and increasing the revenue budget in account 050-1025-321.17-00 by $48,280, and appropriating the same to Fund 050; and,

B. Approving the use of pooled cash until reimbursement is received from the grant; and,

C. Authorizing the Police Department and the City Manager to execute the necessary documents.

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ALTERNATIVES
1. Approve, as recommended by Staff; or,
2. Deny; or,
3. Refer to Staff for reconsideration of specific items.

AUTHORITY
Charter of the City of Merced, Section 200.

CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES
As provided for in the 2018-19 Adopted Budget

DISCUSSION
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. JAG funds support all components of the criminal justice system, form multijurisdictional drug and gang task forces to crime prevention and domestic violence programs, courts, corrections, treatment, and justice information sharing initiatives. JAG funded projects may address crime through the provision of services directly to individual and/or communities and by improving the effectiveness and efficiency of criminal justice systems, processes, and procedures.

The JAG program solicits applications from eligible tribes, and units of l...

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