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File #: 40368    Version: 1 Name: 2015 USDOJ Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation grant $155,522
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/9/2015 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 11/3/2015 Final action: 11/3/2015
Enactment date: 11/5/2015 Enactment #: RES-15-00842
Title: Authorizing the Mayor, City Clerk and Chief of Police to accept a FY2015 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation grant award in the amount of $155,522 and to utilize these funds to support the Raymond Road Corridor Neighborhood Public Safety Planning Project; and amend budgets accordingly
Sponsors: Matthew J. Phair, Maurice S. Cheeks
Fiscal Note
MPD staff time spent related to this grant will be covered with existing resources. There is no impact on the levy.

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Authorizing the Mayor, City Clerk and Chief of Police to accept a FY2015 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation grant award in the amount of $155,522 and to utilize these funds to support the Raymond Road Corridor Neighborhood Public Safety Planning Project; and amend budgets accordingly

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WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Justice Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) Program is a part of the President's larger Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI) that supports local communities in developing place-based strategies to change neighborhoods of distress into neighborhoods of opportunity; and

WHEREAS, recognizing that interconnected solutions are needed in order to resolve the interconnected problems existing in distressed communities, BCJI is designed to provide neighborhoods with coordinated federal support in the implementation of comprehensive place-based strategies to effectively reduce and prevent crime by connecting this support to broader comprehensive neighborhood revitalization efforts. This coordinated federal support includes integrated training and technical assistance resources for federal grantees involved in planning a neighborhood revitalization project; the coordination and alignment of performance metrics and reporting requirements across agencies; and

WHEREAS, the goal of BCJI is to improve community safety by designing and implementing effective, comprehensive approaches to addressing crime within a targeted neighborhood as part of a broader strategy to advance neighborhood revitalization through cross-sector community-based partnerships; and

WHEREAS, the BCJI Program may fund implementation of particularly successful planning process strategies, up to $1,000,000; and

WHEREAS, the Madison Police Department submitted an application on behalf of its community partners, to use planning funds to: iden...

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