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File #: RES 17-1651    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 10/18/2017
Title: Authorizing Police and Emergency Management Departments to accept a grant in the amount of $799,968 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FEMA for the Port Security Grant Program.
Sponsors: Russ Stark
Attachments: 1. US Dept Homeland Security 2017 Port Security Grant

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Authorizing Police and Emergency Management Departments to accept a grant in the amount of $799,968 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FEMA for the Port Security Grant Program.

 

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WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul, Police Department and Emergency Management has been awarded the 2017 Port Security Grant Program from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, through its Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in the amount of $1,066,624 which includes a $266,656 match requirement; and

WHEREAS, the term of the grant is from September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2020; and

 

WHEREAS, this grant provides funds to directly support the city’s maritime transportation infrastructure security activities and supports FEMA’s goal to strengthen national preparedness and resilience; and

 

WHEREAS, this investment protects and ensures the continued operation of the system, software and firmware updates to both the equipment and network supporting the overall CCTV and Geographic Information System operation which continues to enhance the overall support of security, safety, economy and quality of life of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Port wide area; and

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that council accepts this grant and authorizes the City of Saint Paul to enter into and city officials to implement the attached agreement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security through its Federal Emergency Management Agency.

 

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