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File #: 21-4932    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Grant Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/7/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/14/2021 Final action:
Title: Request by the County Judge for approval to accept grant adjustments from the Office of the Governor/Homeland Security Grants Division as part of the FY 2020 Homeland Security Grant Program for HazMat Maintenance and Law Enforcement Special Responses projects in the amounts of $142,143 and $122,175, respectively, with no required cash match, for the Urban Area Security Initiative.
Attachments: 1. 21-4932.pdf
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Department: County Judge

Department Head/Elected Official: Lina Hidalgo, Harris County Judge


Regular or Supplemental RCA:

? Regular RCA
? Supplemental RCA


Type of Request: Grant

Project ID (if applicable): eGrant# 2972506 and 4123001
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): N/A
MWDBE Participation (if applicable): N/A

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request by the County Judge for approval to accept grant adjustments from the Office of the Governor/Homeland Security Grants Division as part of the FY 2020 Homeland Security Grant Program for HazMat Maintenance and Law Enforcement Special Responses projects in the amounts of $142,143 and $122,175, respectively, with no required cash match, for the 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 related to regional security. 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.



Expected Impact:

If accepted, the County will receive $264,318 to implement supplemental funds with Fire Marshal's Office and Sheriff's Office projects that would impact the County's ability to communicate, detect, and decontaminate during their response to terrorist events and other emergencies



Alternative Options:

Without this funding the County would need to find alternate funding, possibly utilize general funds, to maintain a robust Homeland Security Program.



Alignment with Goal(s):
? Justice and Safety
? Economic Opportunity
? Housing
? Publi...

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