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File #: ID 20-0031    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed
File created: 12/19/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/21/2020 Final action:
Title: Ordinance in the Amount of $250,102 Amending the State, Federal, and Other Grants Fund Budget for the Appropriation of Federal Grant Funds for Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) FY19
Attachments: 1. 20-0031 ORD 2019 JAG Budget.pdf
Title
Ordinance in the Amount of $250,102 Amending the State, Federal, and Other Grants Fund Budget for the Appropriation of Federal Grant Funds for Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) FY19

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Council Priority: Promote Public Safety & Reduce Crime

Department: Police
Council District: All

Public Hearing: N/A
Advertising Date/By: N/A

Contact 1 and Phone: Wayne Scott, 373-2085
Contact 2 and Phone: Stephanie Moore, 373-2352

PURPOSE:
The City of Greensboro, City of High Point and Guilford County have been awarded Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program FY19 funding of $250,102. It is requested that City Council approve the ordinance to enable expenditure of the funds.

BACKGROUND:
Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program awards are authorized by 42 U.S.C. ? 3751 (a). They are formula-based, non-competitive federal criminal justice funds which do not require a match. JAG allocations are based on violent crime and population and the local unit of government award allocations are based on their proportion of the state's 3-year violent crime average.

The Greensboro Police Department will receive $172,594, less 20% of their award given to Guilford County Sheriff's Department, for a total of $138,075.20. The GPD will use the funds for x-ray equipment for the Hazardous Device team to examine suspicious packages, cameras and trailers.

The High Point Police Department will receive $63,740, less 20% of their award given to Guilford County Sheriff's Department, for a total of $50,992. They will use the funds to purchase body worn cameras, a fingerprint scanner, upgrade communication devices and a mini-robot.

The Guilford County Sheriff's Department will receive $13,768 plus 20% of Greensboro and High Point Police Departments' awards for a total of $61,034.80. The Guilford County Sheriff's Department is allocated 20% from the other two jurisdictions. The reallocation of the 20% occurs when a city or muni...

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