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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

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.

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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 agencies, purchased tactical equipment for use during a large catastrophic disaster, a robot used to disarm bombs protecting lives and infrastructure, air cleaners to be used in the event of wildfires, and various additional items used to protect the community and ensure continuity in light of any foreseeable disaster.

 

Cal OES requires that a resolution (by title and not name) be on file from public agency governing bodies authorizing its agents to execute for and on behalf of that public agency applications for federal grant funds. The Governing Body Resolution will be required to be brought back to Board each year for each HSGP grant.

 

ALTERNATIVES

Failure to provide this resolution to the State would prevent the Sheriff’s Office from applying and receiving Federal grant funds.

 

PRIOR BOARD ACTION

Resolution #192-2019 was taken to Board on 11/5/2019 on Legistar Item 19-1569.

 

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT

N/A. County Counsel reviews/approves and Board accepts grants that are awarded using this resolution in the application.

 

CAO RECOMMENDATION / COMMENTS

Approve as recommended.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT

There is no Net County Cost associated with this item.  The grant funding is from the federal government and is sub-granted through the state.

 

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS

Please forward one fully executed original Resolution to the Sheriff's Office for distribution.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT

Public Safety

 

CONTACT

Undersheriff Bryan Golmitz