M&C Review


COUNCIL ACTION:  Approved on 2/13/2018 - Ordinance No. 23113-02-2018

DATE: 2/13/2018 REFERENCE NO.: **G-19225 LOG NAME: 362016HSGP.GAN1
CODE: G TYPE: CONSENT PUBLIC HEARING: NO
SUBJECT:   Authorize Acceptance of an Additional Award in the Amount of $192,000.00 in Fiscal Year 2016 Homeland Security Grant Program Funds from the United States Department of Homeland Security Through the State of Texas, Office of the Governor, Authorize Execution of Related Documents, and Adopt Appropriation Ordinance (ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS)

RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended that the City Council:

1. Authorize the acceptance of an additional award in the amount of $192,000.00 in Fiscal Year 2016 Homeland Security Grant Funds from the United States Department of Homeland Security through the State of Texas, Office of the Governor;

2. Authorize the execution of all related documents to effect the acceptance of the grant award; and

3. Adopt the attached appropriation ordinance increasing estimated receipts and appropriations in the Grants Fund in the amount of $192,000.00, subject to receipt of the additional award.

 
DISCUSSION:

On November 8, 2016, the City Council authorized the acceptance of the Fiscal Year 2016 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) administered by the State of Texas, Office of the Governor via the approval of Mayor and Council Communication (M&C G-18875). As a result, the City of Fort Worth (City) was awarded a credit in the amount of $2,985,879.22 under the Homeland Security Grant Program - Urban Area Security Initiative (HSGP-UASI) for the procurement of homeland security related equipment and services.

An additional award of $192,000.00 has been granted to the City from uncommitted State and Regional 2016 HSGP-UASI funds for a total award of $3,177,879.22. The additional funding received under the 2016 HSGP-UASI program will be allocated towards Grant 2981302, Critical Infrastructure/Key Resources Project in the amount of $192,000.00. This grant award is reimbursable in nature and has no local match requirement (cash or in-kind). At the time of application of the grant, the Department did not include indirect costs in its application.

This funding will be utilized to purchase vehicle barriers to protect critical infrastructure and citizens during special events. The vehicle barriers are mobile and can be moved to different parts of the City to protect against vehicle intrusion.

This contract will be with a governmental entity, state agency or public institution of higher education: United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the State of Texas, Office of the Governor.

This M&C does not request approval of a contract with a business entity.

This M&C serves ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS.

 
FISCAL INFORMATION/CERTIFICATION:

The Director of Finance certifies that upon approval of the above recommendations, receipt of the grant, and adoption of the attached appropriation ordinance, funds will be available in the current operating budget, as appropriated, of the Grants Operating Federal Fund. Funds will be reimbursed by grantor after expenditures are made. The Fire Department will be responsible for the collection and deposit of funds due to the City. Prior to expenditures being made, the Fire Department has the responsibility to validate the availability of funds.

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Submitted for City Manager's Office by:
Valerie Washington (6199)
Originating Department Head:
Rudy Jackson (6801)
Additional Information Contact:
Maribel Martinez-Mejia (6173)

 
 
ATTACHMENTS
  362016HSGP.GAN1 _21001_AO18.docx