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File #: 61562    Version: 1 Name: 2020 USDOJ Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) $83,389
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/28/2020 In control: FINANCE COMMITTEE
On agenda: 9/1/2020 Final action: 9/1/2020
Enactment date: 9/8/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00621
Title: Amending the Police Department’s 2020 Operating Budget; and authorizing the Chief of Police to apply for and the Mayor to accept the FY2020 USDOJ Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant award in the amount of $83,389 and to utilize these funds to support several law enforcement initiatives.
Sponsors: Patrick W. Heck, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Sheri Carter

Fiscal Note

The proposed resolution and authorizes the Chief of Police to apply for and the Mayor to accept a FY2020 USDOJ Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant. Should the grant be awarded, the resolution also amends the Police Department’s 2020 Operating Budget in the amount of $83,389 to utilize these funds to support several law enforcement initiatives. The terms of the grant require that Dane County and the City of Madison submit a joint application under one agency. Dane County will receive $20,460. MPD will use their $62,929 portion of the award for a radio base station, monitors, chairs ($32,929) and strategic planning ($30,000). There is no matching requirement or impact on the levy.

Title

Amending the Police Department’s 2020 Operating Budget; and authorizing the Chief of Police to apply for and the Mayor to accept the FY2020 USDOJ Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant award in the amount of $83,389 and to utilize these funds to support several law enforcement initiatives.

 

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WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Justice through the Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance has designated the City of Madison to receive a FY2020 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) award; and,

 

WHEREAS, the JAG program supports law enforcement, prosecution, indigent defense, courts, crime prevention and education, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, planning, evaluation, technology improvement, and crime victim and witness initiatives and mental health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs, including behavioral programs and crisis intervention teams; and,

WHEREAS, the terms of the grant require that Dane County and the City of Madison submit a joint application under one agency; and,

 

WHEREAS, Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway and County Executive Joseph Parisi signed a required Memorandum of Understanding regarding a proposed plan for the allocation and administration of any funds awarded; and,

 

WHEREAS, previous awards have been utilized in the past to support the efforts of the Dane County Drug Court, the Dane County District Attorney Crime Response Program, the Madison Police Department, the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, and other local police departments.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and the Chief of Police are authorized to apply for the FY2020 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant and accept the $83,389 from the Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that any grant funds received are appropriated to the Madison Police Department to be used for the purposes of the grant.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Police Department is authorized to spend the grant funds in accordance with the grant application, with modifications upon appropriate approvals from the Office of Justice Programs, as follows:

 

Dane County will receive $20,460 which shall be used as follows:

                     $9,977 for the Human Services Drug Court treatment program

                     $5,493 to the Sheriff’s Office for automated external defibrillators (AEDs)

                     $4,990 for the District Attorney Crime Response Program victim/witness services

 

The City of Madison Police Department will receive $62,929 which shall be used as follows:

                     $32,929 for a radio base station, monitors and chairs                      

                     $30,000 for strategic planning

 

BE IT FUTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Chief of Police are authorized to sign any award letter and/or contracts necessary to carry out this resolution.

 

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the Finance Department and the Police Department are authorized to establish and maintain accounts as required for the administration of the grant funds, including modifications approved by USDOJ.