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File #: 57119    Version: 1 Name: 2018 Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN) grant - $175,245
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/19/2019 In control: FINANCE COMMITTEE
On agenda: 9/3/2019 Final action: 9/17/2019
Enactment date: 9/23/2019 Enactment #: RES-19-00666
Title: Amending the Police Department’s 2019 operating budget, and authorizing the Mayor and Chief of Police to accept a Project Safe Neighborhoods grant award from the State of Wisconsin Department of Justice in the amount of $175,245 and to utilize these funds toward a Partnership for a Safer Madison initiative.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Shiva Bidar, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Sheri Carter
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes the Mayor to accept a Project Safe Neighborhoods grant from the State of Wisconsin Department of Justice in the amount of $175,245 and to utilize the funds to address and reduce violent crime, especially among 17-25 year olds. Public Health Madison Dane County is participating in the grant, however, the budget will reside within the Police Department. There are no matching requirements and there is no impact on the levy.
Title
Amending the Police Department’s 2019 operating budget, and authorizing the Mayor and Chief of Police to accept a Project Safe Neighborhoods grant award from the State of Wisconsin Department of Justice in the amount of $175,245 and to utilize these funds toward a Partnership for a Safer Madison initiative.
Body
WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Justice has developed a nationwide Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) initiative to reduce violent crime, gun violence and gang activity, by linking together federal, state, and local law enforcement, prosecutors, and community leaders, to provide a multifaceted approach to deterring and punishing these illegal activities; and,

WHEREAS, this ongoing effort will allow local law enforcement to combat violent crime by building on the effective strategies and partnerships developed under PSN; and,

WHEREAS, the Wisconsin Department of Justice has made a subaward to the Police Department in the amount of $175,245 for its Partnership for a Safer Madison initiative through September 30, 2021; and,

WHEREAS, the Madison Police Department and Public Health Madison and Dane County will use the funds to address and reduce violent crime, especially among 17-25 year olds; and,

WHEREAS, Public Health Madison Dane County will lead a strategic planning process for violence prevention and the Community Safety Intervention Team; and a process for awarding funds for neighborhood placemaking activities that address community health and/or resilience building; and,

WHEREA...

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