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File #: RES 19-1718    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 10/16/2019
Title: Authorizing the Police Department to accept a grant in the amount of $241,145 from the U.S. Department of Justice for the 2019 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG).
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. 2019 Edward Byrne Memorial (JAG) Grant

Title

Authorizing the Police Department to accept a grant in the amount of $241,145 from the U.S. Department of Justice for the 2019 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG).

 

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WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul, Police Department has been awarded the 2019 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) from the U.S. Department of Justice; and

 

WHEREAS, the department was awarded $241,145 for the grant term through September 30, 2022; and

 

WHEREAS, this grant provides funds to support all components of the criminal justice system, from multi-jurisdictional law enforcement, prosecution and court, prevention and education, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, planning evaluation and technology improvement, crime victim and witness, and mental health programs; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul, serving as the fiscal agent for this award, will share the grant funds with one disparate jurisdiction, Ramsey County, and the jurisdiction’s allocation will be used for activities and projects that will provide meaningful and measureable outcomes consistent with the goals of the grant; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul entered into an Interlocal Agreement with Ramsey County (RES 19-1365) for the purposes of the sub-granting of these funds; now

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Saint Paul City Council accepts this grant and authorizes the City of Saint Paul to enter into, and Assistant Chief Robert Thomasser to implement the attached agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice; and the Interlocal Agreement with Ramsey County as substantially set forth in the attached documents.

 

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