Long Beach, CA
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File #: 14-0171    Version: 1 Name: Disaster Preparedness/FD/PD/DHHS - 2013 UASI funding
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 12/16/2013 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/4/2014 Final action: 3/4/2014
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager 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 2013 Urban Area Security Initiatives Grant, in an amount not to exceed $3,588,899 for a period ending May 31, 2015; and Increase appropriations in the General Grants Fund (SR 120) in the Department of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications (DC) by $370,000, in the General Grants Fund (SR 120) in the Fire Department (FD) by $796,399, in the General Grants Fund (SR 120) in the Health and Human Services Department (HE) by $275,000, and in the General Grants Fund (SR 120) in the Police Department (PD) by $1,547,500. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications, Fire, Health and Human Services, Police
Attachments: 1. 030414-R-18sr.pdf
Related files: 13-0057, 09-1069, 04-2095, 10-1047, 11-0819, 12-0565, 07-1320, 08-0648, 09-0066, 09-0630, 33663_000, 33812_000, 33663_001, 33663_002
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager 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 2013 Urban Area Security Initiatives Grant, in an amount not to exceed $3,588,899 for a period ending May 31, 2015; and

Increase appropriations in the General Grants Fund (SR 120) in the Department of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications (DC) by $370,000, in the General Grants Fund (SR 120) in the Fire Department (FD) by $796,399, in the General Grants Fund (SR 120) in the Health and Human Services Department (HE) by $275,000, and in the General Grants Fund (SR 120) in the Police Department (PD) by $1,547,500. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
The City of Long Beach has received grant funding from the Department of Homeland Security under the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) program since 2003. Until 2006, the City of Long Beach 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 grants 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.

In order to distribute the City of Long Beach'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, 2013 to May 31, 2015. Long Beach will receive $3,588,899 to use for homeland security purposes, including $90,000 to administer the Long Beach portion of the grant.

These funds will be used to support ongoing public safety training and exercises, equipm...

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