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File #: 19-468    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 8/8/2019 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 9/16/2019 Final action: 9/16/2019
Title: SUBJECT: Acceptance and Appropriation of Grant Funding in the Amount of $5,000 from the BNSF Railway Foundation to Assist with Communication Needs of the Police Department REPORT IN BRIEF Considers accepting and appropriating grant funding in the amount of $5,000 from the BNSF Railway Foundation to assist with communication needs of the Police Department. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion accepting grant funds from the BNSF Railway Foundation and increasing revenue in account 001-1001-360.02-01 project 240004 in the amount of $5,000 and appropriating the same to account 001-1001-522.29-00 project 240004.
Attachments: 1. AwardLetter.pdf

Report Prepared by: Lance Eber, Crime Analyst, Police

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SUBJECT: Acceptance and Appropriation of Grant Funding in the Amount of $5,000 from the BNSF Railway Foundation to Assist with Communication Needs of the Police Department

REPORT IN BRIEF
Considers accepting and appropriating grant funding in the amount of $5,000 from the BNSF Railway Foundation to assist with communication needs of the Police Department.

RECOMMENDATION
City Council - Adopt a motion accepting grant funds from the BNSF Railway Foundation and increasing revenue in account 001-1001-360.02-01 project 240004 in the amount of $5,000 and appropriating the same to account 001-1001-522.29-00 project 240004.

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ALTERNATIVES
1. Approve, as recommended by Staff; or,
2. Approve, subject to conditions other than recommended by Staff (identify specific findings and/or conditions amended to be addressed in the motion); or,
3. Deny; or,
4. Continue to a future meeting (date and time to be specified in the motion).

AUTHORITY
Charter of the City of Merced, Section 200.

CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES
As provided for in the 2019-20 Adopted Budget

DISCUSSION
In May of 2018, the Merced Police Department submitted a grant application to the BNSF Railway Foundation. The application requested $450,000 for the purchase of a mobile incident command vehicle. In July of 2019, the BNSF Railway Foundation sent a letter awarding a grant in the amount of $5,000.

The Merced Police Department will use the $5,000 to fill needs unmet in the approved 2019/20 City of Merced Budget to enhance internal department communication.

This grant does not require a match of any type. It is a 100% fully funded grant. Grant award of $5,000 was mailed in the form of a check. Depositing the check constitutes acceptance of the grant. There is no contract or agreement to sign.

The Merced Police Department has twelve months from the date of the check 7/23/2019 to expend all of the funds.

The Merced Police Department will ...

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