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File #: RES 19-1921    Version: 1 Name: SAFER Grant Acceptance
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 11/6/2019
Title: Authorizing the Fire Department to accept the 2018 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant in the amount of $1,470,861 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to hire nine additional firefighters.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. EMW-2018-FH-00501 - Award Package.pdf, 2. RES 19-474.pdf

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Authorizing the Fire Department to accept the 2018 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant in the amount of $1,470,861 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to hire nine additional firefighters.

 

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WHEREAS, the Fire Department would like to accept the 2018 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant to hire 9 additional firefighters; and

 

WHEREAS, the grant will provide $1,470,861 to support these additional firefighter positions over the next 3 years; and

 

WHEREAS, the grant requires a decreasing federal share over time, with an increasing local share; and

 

WHEREAS, the Fire Department would provide the local match of $914,319 over the three year period; and

 

WHEREAS, the grant period performance would be January 2020 through January 2023; and

 

WHEREAS, the Fire Department was given permission to apply for this grant on RES 19-474 which was approved on March 20, 2019; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED, that the City Council authorizes the Fire Department to accept the 2018 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant and to sign such documents as may be required.

 

 

 

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