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File #: 20-1459    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 10/28/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 11/17/2020 Final action: 11/17/2020
Title: Sheriff's Office recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign a Governing Body Resolution 173-2020 for the FY 2020 Homeland Security Grant Program sub-granted through the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services for the period from September 1, 2020 through May 31, 2023. FUNDING: Federal Grant Funds.
Attachments: 1. A - Sheriff FY20 HSG Reso 11-17-20, 2. B - Sheriff FY20 HSG Reso Blue Route 11-17-20, 3. Executed Resolution 173-2020
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Sheriff's Office recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign a Governing Body Resolution 173-2020 for the FY 2020 Homeland Security Grant Program sub-granted through the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services for the period from September 1, 2020 through May 31, 2023.

FUNDING: Federal Grant Funds.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On October 23, 2020 the Sheriff's Office was notified it had been awarded the funding for the FY2020 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) in the amount of $271,804.00 for the retroactive term of September 1, 2020 through May 31,2023. Annually, the Sheriff and four other voting members (County Fire, City Police, City Fire, and Public Health) meet to discuss the needs of the County and determine the most appropriate uses of the funding. The FY 2020 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) plays an important role in the implementation of the National Preparedness System (NPS) by supporting the building, sustainability, and delivery of core capabilities essential to achieving the NPS of a secure and resilient nation. Delivering core capabilities requires the combined effort of the whole community, rather than the exclusive effort of any single organization or level of government.

The objective of the FY 2020 HSGP is to provide funds to eligible entities to support state, local, tribal, and territorial efforts to prevent terrorism and other catastrophic events and to prepare the nation for the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk to the security of the United States. The FY 2020 HSGP’s allowable costs support efforts to build and sustain core capabilities across the Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery mission areas. El Dorado County has been awarded $271,804.00 for the FY 2020 grant which will be used by various County entities to protect and serve El Dorado County.

In past grant cycles, the County has used these funds to improve communications systems between agenci...

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