Long Beach, CA
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File #: 10-0134    Version: 1 Name: FD - RES Homeland Security Grant
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 1/26/2010 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/16/2010 Final action: 2/16/2010
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager to execute all necessary documents and amendments, including term extensions, with the California Emergency Management Agency to receive and expend grant funding for the Homeland Security Grant Program; increase appropriations in the General Grants Fund (SR 120) in the Fire Department (FD) by $105,000; and adopt resolution authorizing City Manager to execute for and on behalf of the City of Long Beach, all necessary documents and amendments for the purpose of receiving and expending the Homeland Security Grant. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Fire
Indexes: Agreements
Attachments: 1. 021610-C-10sr&att.pdf, 2. RES-10-0018.pdf
Related files: 09-0811, 08-0331
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager to execute all necessary documents and amendments, including term extensions, with the California Emergency Management Agency to receive and expend grant funding for the Homeland Security Grant Program; increase appropriations in the General Grants Fund (SR 120) in the Fire Department (FD) by $105,000; and adopt resolution authorizing City Manager to execute for and on behalf of the City of Long Beach, all necessary documents and amendments for the purpose of receiving and expending the Homeland Security Grant. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
The California Emergency Management Agency has recently awarded the City of Long Beach Federal Emergency Management Agency Homeland Security Grant Pr.ogram funds in the amount of $105,000. These funds have become available due to reallocation of unspent federal grants. Under this grant, the Long Beach Fire Department will purchase hazardous materials response equipment to increase the capabilities to respond to any chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive event. The use of these funds will enable continued and improved focus for first responders to protect the City's assets and resources. The new equipment will be utilized to monitor and detect weapons of mass destruction agents and chemicals.

In order for the City of Long Beach to receive and expend grant funding, the California Emergency Management Agency requires the City Council to adopt a resolution establishing an authorizing agent to execute all necessary documents and amendments for the purpose of obtaining federal financial assistance by the federal Department of Homeland Security and sub-granted through the State of California.

This item was reviewed by Deputy City Attorney Gary Anderson on February 1, 2010 and Budget and Performance Management Bureau Manager David Wodynski on January 29, 2010.

TIMING CONSIDERATIONS
City Council action is requested on February 16, 2010 to ensure timely acceptance and spe...

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