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File #: 19-0529    Version: 1 Name: 2019 Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program Grant Application
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/18/2019 In control: Sheriff - Coroner - Public Administrator
On agenda: 5/14/2019 Final action: 5/14/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Approve and authorize the Fresno County Administrative Office to submit the Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) application to the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) which, if awarded, would provide reimbursement up to 50% of the purchase price of bulletproof vests for the Sheriff's Office, the District Attorney's Office and the Probation Department, effective from July 1, 2019 through August 31, 2021 ($319,389.66).
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Applications with BVP
DATE: May 14, 2019

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: Margaret Mims, Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator
Lisa A. Smittcamp, District Attorney
Kirk Haynes, Chief Probation Officer

SUBJECT: 2019 Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program Grant Application

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
Approve and authorize the Fresno County Administrative Office to submit the Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) application to the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) which, if awarded, would provide reimbursement up to 50% of the purchase price of bulletproof vests for the Sheriff's Office, the District Attorney's Office and the Probation Department, effective from July 1, 2019 through August 31, 2021 ($319,389.66).
REPORT
There is a potential decrease in Net County Cost associated with this action. Approval of the recommended action, if awarded, will ensure reimbursement for up to 50% of the cost of bulletproof vests. The involved County departments (Sheriff, District Attorney and Probation) are required to submit their respective automated applications to the Fresno County Administrative Office where applications are then submitted on-line to BJA by the application deadline of May 28, 2019.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

There is no viable alternative action for the receipt of BVP funding.

FISCAL IMPACT:

There is a potential decrease in Net County Cost associated with the recommended action. The BJA grant application, if awarded, provides reimbursement for up to 50% of the cost of the bulletproof vest and would offset Net County Cost included in the FY 2019-20 recommended budgets and/or subsequent budgets for the Sheriff's Office, District Attorney's Office and Probation Department. The actual savings would vary depending on the amount of the grant award and the number of vests ordered by each department.

DISCUSSION:

The Bulletproof Vest Partnership Act signed into law in 1998 is a unique U.S. Department of Justice initi...

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