Long Beach, CA
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File #: 19-0553    Version: 1 Name: DPREP/FD/PD/DHHS - 2018 UASI grant funding
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 5/22/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/11/2019 Final action: 6/11/2019
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager or designee, to execute a contract, and all necessary amendments including term extensions, with the City of Los Angeles to receive and expend Department of Homeland Security grant funding for the 2018 Urban Area Security Initiative Grant, in an amount not to exceed $1,214,846, for a period of September 1, 2018 through May 31, 2021; and Increase appropriations in the General Grants Fund Group in the Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications Department by $296,334, in the General Grants Fund Group in the Fire Department by $355,000, in the General Grants Fund Group in the Health and Human Services Department by $70,000, and in the General Grants Fund Group in the Police Department by $493,512, offset by grant revenue. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications, Fire, Health and Human Services, Police
Attachments: 1. 061119-R-37sr.pdf

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Recommendation to authorize City Manager or designee, to execute a contract, and all necessary amendments including term extensions, with the City of Los Angeles to receive and expend Department of Homeland Security grant funding for the 2018 Urban Area Security Initiative Grant, in an amount not to exceed $1,214,846, for a period of September 1, 2018 through May 31, 2021; and

 

Increase appropriations in the General Grants Fund Group in the Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications Department by $296,334, in the General Grants Fund Group in the Fire Department by $355,000, in the General Grants Fund Group in the Health and Human Services Department by $70,000, and in the General Grants Fund Group in the Police Department by $493,512, offset by grant revenue.  (Citywide)

 

DISCUSSION

The City of Long Beach (City) has received grant funding from the Department of Homeland Security under the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) program since 2003.  Until 2006, the City was the lead city for the Long Beach UASI, a regional partnership of eight cities and the County of Los Angeles.  As the lead city, Long Beach was the recipient of the grant funds and administered the funds on behalf of the other cities in the Long Beach UASI.  Beginning in 2006, the Department of Homeland Security combined the Long Beach UASI and the Los Angeles UASI to form the Los Angeles-Long Beach UASI.  As the largest city in the region, the City of Los Angeles was named the grant awardee, with the responsibility for administration of the funds. 

 

To distribute the City’s share of UASI funds, the City of Los Angeles requires a formal funding agreement between the two cities.  This agreement will be in effect from September 1, 2018 to May 31, 2021.  Long Beach will receive $1,214,846 to use for homeland security purposes, which includes $90,000 to administer the Long Beach portion of the grant. 

 

These funds will be used by various departments to support a variety of new and ongoing projects including, but not limited to, public safety training and exercises, CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives) equipment, Public Health Bioterrorism and Mitigation training, shelter in place equipment, and Maritime response equipment.

 

This matter was reviewed by Deputy City Attorney Monica J. Kilaita on May 14, 2019 and by Budget Management Officer Rhutu Amin Gharib on May 22, 2019.

 

TIMING CONSIDERATIONS

City Council action is requested on June 11, 2019, to ensure the City can promptly begin to expend these grant funds.

 

FISCAL IMPACT

As these grant funds are not budgeted, an appropriation increase in the amount of $1,214,846 is included in the recommendation as follows:

 

Department                     Fund                         Total

Disaster Preparedness                      General Grants Fund Group                     $296,334

Fire                     General Grants Fund Group                     $355,000

Health and Human Services                      General Grants Fund Group                     $70,000

Police                     General Grants Fund Group                     $493,512

Total                                          $1,214,846

 

 

All grant expenses will be fully offset by grant reimbursement revenue and there are no matching funds required.  Future maintenance costs for the vehicles and equipment acquired under this grant will be included as maintenance and sustainment project proposals in future UASI grants.   If maintenance costs are not covered in future grants, a funding source for these costs will need to be identified by the acquiring departments.  Future replacement of the equipment may become necessary. At that time, if it is determined prudent to replace the equipment, the City will seek grant funds for that purpose.  This recommendation has no staffing impact beyond the normal budgeted scope of duties and is consistent with existing City Council priorities.  There is no local job impact associated with this recommendation.

 

SUGGESTED ACTION

Approve recommendation.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

REGINALD I. HARRISON

DIRECTOR, DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS                      

 

 

KELLY COLOPY

DIRECTOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

 

XAVIER D. ESPINO                                                                                    

FIRE CHIEF

 

 

ROBERT G. LUNA

CHIEF OF POLICE

 

 

 

APPROVED:

 

PATRICK H. WEST

CITY MANAGER