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File #: 22-5624    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Grant Status: Passed
File created: 9/9/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Request by the County Judge for approval to accept an amendment to an agreement with the Texas Office of the Governor/Homeland Security Grants Division to extend the grant end date to November 30, 2022 for the FY 2020 Law Enforcement Special Responses: HCSO Bomb Unit Equipment project.
Attachments: 1. 22-5624 CJO-HCSO Bomb Unit Project.pdf
Department: County Judge
Department Head/Elected Official: County Judge Lina Hidalgo

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Supplemental RCA

Type of Request: Grant

Project ID (if applicable): 4123101
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): N/A

MWDBE Contracted Goal (if applicable): N/A
MWDBE Current Participation (if applicable): N/A
Justification for 0% MWDBE Participation Goal: N/A - Goal not applicable to request

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request by the County Judge for approval to accept an amendment to an agreement with the Texas Office of the Governor/Homeland Security Grants Division to extend the grant end date to November 30, 2022 for the FY 2020 Law Enforcement Special Responses: HCSO Bomb Unit Equipment project.
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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 interoperable communications. 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 utilize $277,935 of Urban Area Security Initiative funds for the Harris County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Special Responses: HCSO Bomb Unit Equipment award, which will improve the County's ability to upgrade and properly equip HCSO Hazardous Device Technicians to safely respond to and mitigate terroristic incidents or Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives events within the region.


Alternative Options:
Without this funding the County would need to find alternate funding, possibly uti...

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