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File #: 21-1296    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Request for approval Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/23/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 3/30/2021 Final action:
Title: Request by the County Judge for authorization to submit an application to the Office of the Governor/Homeland Security Grants Division for grant funds in the amount of $6,470,803, with no required cash match, for the FY 2021 Urban Area Security Initiative.
Attachments: 1. 10-1296.pdf
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To: Harris County Commissioners Court

Through: County Judge Lina Hidalgo

Prepared By: Andrea Thomas, HSGP Deputy Director, County Judge's Office

Subject: Submit Application for Urban Area Security Initiative Funding

Project ID (If applicable]: eGrant application #s 4346401, 4346601, 4346801, 4346901, 4347001, 4347101, 4348401, 4347301, 4347401, 4347501, 4347601, 4347701, 4347801, and 4347901

Purpose and Request:
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Request by the County Judge for authorization to submit an application to the Office of the Governor/Homeland Security Grants Division for grant funds in the amount of $6,470,803, with no required cash match, for the FY 2021 Urban Area Security Initiative.
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Background and Discussion:
This grant is funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security via the Office of the Governor, Homeland Security Grants Division and includes a suite of risk-based grants to assist state, local, tribal and territorial efforts in preventing, protecting against, mitigating, responding to and recovering from acts of terrorism and other threats. This grant provides grantees with the resources required for implementation of the National Preparedness System and working toward the National Preparedness Goal of a secure and resilient nation. The County has received funding from this grant program since 2002. Multiple departments such as the Sheriff's Office, Institute of Forensic Science, Fire Marshal's Office, Universal Services, Public Health, Office of Emergency Management, and Pollution Control, have submitted project proposals to be included in the application.

Fiscal Impact:
If fully funded, the County will receive $6.4 million to implement twelve projects that would impact the County's preparedness and response to terrorist events and other emergencies.


Fiscal Summary

Expenditures
FY 20-21
FY 21-22 Projected
Future Years Projected [3 additional years]
Service Impacted:
Homeland Security preparedness
$6,472,538
$6,470,803
$18,000,000
Existi...

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