Long Beach, CA
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File #: 09-1065    Version: 1 Name: PD - Coverdell Forensic Sciences Improvement Grant
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 9/28/2009 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/13/2009 Final action: 10/13/2009
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager to execute all necessary documents to receive and expend grant funding from the NIJ FY09 Paul Coverdell Forensic Sciences Improvement Grant Program; and increase appropriations in the General Grants Fund (SR) and in the Police Department (PD) by $125,000. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Police
Indexes: Grant
Attachments: 1. 101309-C-8sr.pdf
Related files: 08-1281, 08-0201, 05-3464, 06-1100, 07-0224, 11-0376
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager to execute all necessary documents to receive and expend grant funding from the NIJ FY09 Paul Coverdell Forensic Sciences Improvement Grant Program; and increase appropriations in the General Grants Fund (SR) and in the Police Department (PD) by $125,000.  (Citywide)
 
DISCUSSION
The City of Long Beach Police Department was recently awarded grant funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, for the NIJ FY09 Paul Coverdell Forensic Sciences Improvement Grant Program (Coverdell 09 NIJ) for $125,000. The grant monies will be used for overtime and laboratory equipment to improve the quality and timeliness of forensic science services and to eliminate backlogs in the analysis of forensic evidence, including controlled substances, firearms examination, forensic pathology, latent prints, questioned documents, toxicology, and trace evidence.
 
Deputy City Attorney Gary Anderson reviewed this item on September 15, 2009 and Budget and Performance Management Bureau Manager David Wodynski reviewed this item on September 18,2009.
 
TIMING CONSIDERATIONS
City Council action on this matter is requested on October 13, 2009, to expedite use of the grant funds.
 
FISCAL IMPACT
As the Coverdell 09 NIJ is currently unbudgeted, an appropriation increase is included in the recommendation. The expense appropriation will be fully offset by grant revenues and the grant does not require matching funds. There is no impact to the General Fund.
 
SUGGESTED ACTION
Approve recommendation.
 
 
Respectfully Submitted,
Anthony W. Batts
Chief of Police
 
 
NAME
APPROVED:
TITLE
 
 
                                                  
 
PATRICK H. WEST
 
CITY MANAGER