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File #: 19-1065    Version: 1 Name: Retroactive Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Fresno for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program FY 2019 Local Solicitation
Type: Agenda Item Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 8/15/2019 In control: Sheriff - Coroner - Public Administrator
On agenda: 7/7/2020 Final action: 7/7/2020
Enactment date: Enactment #: Agreement No. 20-254
Title: 1. Approve and authorize Chairman to execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the City of Fresno that the City will act as Fiscal Agent for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program FY 2019 Local Solicitation from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), $78,514; 2. Approve and authorize Chairman to execute Certification and Assurance by Chief Executive; and 3. Authorize the Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator or her designee to sign and/or initial award documents and other related and required documents, as appropriate, that are necessary to accept this grant.
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Agreement A-20-254 with the City of Fresno and application for JAG
DATE: July 7, 2020

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: Margaret Mims, Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator

SUBJECT: Retroactive Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Fresno for the Edward
Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program FY 2019 Local Solicitation

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
1. Approve and authorize Chairman to execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the City of Fresno that the City will act as Fiscal Agent for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program FY 2019 Local Solicitation from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), $78,514;
2. Approve and authorize Chairman to execute Certification and Assurance by Chief Executive; and
3. Authorize the Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator or her designee to sign and/or initial award documents and other related and required documents, as appropriate, that are necessary to accept this grant.
REPORT
There is no additional Net County Cost associated with the recommended actions. The U.S. DOJ Edward Byrne Memorial JAG Program has awarded Fresno County $78,514 for front line law enforcement, including the purchase of equipment with no required County match. The City of Fresno is the lead agency for the grant application. The award period for this grant is from October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2022. The Sheriff's Office is recommending utilizing these funds for the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Unit and for the Video Infrastructure Protection Program (VIPP). This item is countywide.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

If your Board does not approve the recommended actions, the grant funds would be denied.

RETROACTIVE AGREEMENT:

The recommended joint application/agreement was announced by DOJ/OJP/BJA on July 25, 2019 and is retroactive to October 1, 2018 to be in line with the Federal Fiscal Year as mandated by DOJ/OJP/BJA. However, the funds will not be expended until after Board approval. Su...

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