Prescott
AZ

Council Memo
2572

Approval for the City of Prescott Police Department to Apply for Various FY 2020 Grant Funding Opportunities.

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Department:PoliceSponsors:
Category:Approval

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Document Comments

Recommended Action: MOVE to approve the City of Prescott Police Department to apply for various FY 2020 grant fund opportunities.

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Item Summary

 

Fiscal Year 2020 funding opportunities are expected for grant applications related to Police Department staffing, operations, equipment, and other miscellaneous items:

 

1. 2019/2020 Arizona Department of Homeland Security Grant

2. 2019/2020 JAG Grant; Department of Justice

3. 2019/2020 Vest Grants

4. 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Justice Grants for equipment, supplies, operations, and other miscellaneous items; various grants that may come available

5. 2019/2020 U.S. Bureau of Justice Grants for equipment, supplies, operations, and other miscellaneous items; various grants that may come available

6. Miscellaneous grants from organizations such as the Arizona and Yavapai Community Foundations, private funding grants/endowments, State, Federal and Tribal Nations.

 

Until a request for grant application (RFGA) is generated and/or a grant application cycle opens, specific funding priorities, eligible activities, and requirements are not known. The Police Department and SWAT division are always in need of equipment and training; supporting the continued need to search for grants. Grant funding saves on budget items and requests for capital equipment from the General Fund.

 

Background

 

Grant information known at this time.

 

1. Arizona Department of Homeland Security Grant

This program supports projects that support terrorism preparedness to enhance the safety of the public by providing equipment not in our normal course of budget; 0% city match is required at this time; during upcoming grant cycles a 25% city match may be required.

2. JAG Grant; U.S. Department of Justice

The JAG Grant funding supports various projects within the Police Department; most notably, projects for the SWAT Team. The Department of Justice sets the amount of the grant funds available to each department prior to the application being open. 0% city match has been required in past grant cycles as funds available are pre-set, it is unknown if any city match would be required in upcoming grant cycles.

3. Vest Grants

Vest grant funding helps to offset the department cost of mandatory vest requirements (per policy) for our officers. This funding reimburses us 50% of the vest cost up to $800.00 ($400.00 reimbursed).

4. 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Justice Grants for equipment, supplies, operations, and other miscellaneous items; grants that may come available. Grant availability is unknown at this time.

5. 2019/2020 U.S. Bureau of Justice Grants for equipment, supplies, operations, and other miscellaneous items; grants that may come available. Grant availability is unknown at this time.

6. Miscellaneous grants from organizations such as the Arizona and Yavapai Community Foundations, private funding grants/endowments, State, Federal and Tribal Nations. Grant availability is unknown at this time.

 

Financial Impact

 

Each budget year the Police Department includes projections of ongoing grants and potential new grant funding opportunities that may become available. The sustainability of all grants and financial impact a grant may have on our budget are discussed prior to submitting any and all applications. Any grant funding awarded will be brought to the Council for approval to accept and spend grant funds.

Meeting History

Jul 9, 2019 3:02 PM  City Council Voting Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Steve Sischka, Councilman
SECONDER:Billie Orr, Mayor Pro Tem
AYES:Greg Mengarelli, Billie Orr, Steve Blair, Phil Goode, Jim Lamerson, Alexa Scholl, Steve Sischka