Long Beach, CA
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File #: 10-0108    Version: 1 Name: PD - Coverdell Forensic Science grant
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/19/2010 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/2/2010 Final action: 2/2/2010
Title: Recommendation to increase appropriations for the California Emergency Management Agency Paul Coverdell Forensic Sciences Improvement Program Grant in the General Grants Fund (SR 120) in the Police Department (PD) by $20,543. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Police
Indexes: Grant
Attachments: 1. 020210-C-9sr.pdf
Related files: 08-0201, 07-0224, 05-3464, 11-0376, 14-0321
TITLE
Recommendation to increase appropriations for the California Emergency Management Agency Paul Coverdell Forensic Sciences Improvement Program Grant in the General Grants Fund (SR 120) in the Police Department (PD) by $20,543.  (Citywide)
 
DISCUSSION
On December 16, 2008, the City Council authorized the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to receive and expend grant funding from the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) Paul Coverdell (Coverdell 08) Forensic Sciences Improvement Program grant award for $13,957. Since that time, the OES has undergone a name change to the California Emergency Management Agency (CaIEMA).
 
Recently, the Long Beach Police Department was awarded an additional $20,543 to extend and augment the Coverdell 08 grant for a total award of $34,500. The grant monies will be used for overtime to reduce backlog and to provide training to improve the skill level and efficiency of techniques used by the forensic staff, allowing them to improve the quality of forensic services. The grant term has been extended to August 31,2010.
 
This item was reviewed by Budget and Performance Management Bureau Manager David Wodynski on December 29, 2009 and Deputy City Attorney Gary Anderson on January 1, 2010.
 
TIMING CONSIDERATIONS
City Council action on this matter is requested on February 2, 2010, to expedite use of the grant funds.
 
FISCAL IMPACT
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An appropriation increase of $20,543 for Coverdell 08 in the General Grants Fund (SR 120) in the Police Department (PO) is included in the recommendation. The expense appropriation will be fully offset by grant revenues and the grants do not require matching funds. There is no impact to the General Fund.
 
SUGGESTED ACTION
Approve recommendation.
 
Respectfully Submitted,
 
BILLY B. QUACH
CHIEF OF POLICE
 
NAME
APPROVED:
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PATRICK H. WEST
 
CITY MANAGER