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File #: 18-0691    Version: 1 Name: DPREP/FD/PD - Homeland Security FY 17 Port Security Grant Program
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 7/24/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/14/2018 Final action: 8/14/2018
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute a contract, and all necessary amendments, including term extensions, with the Department of Homeland Security to receive and expend Department of Homeland Security grant funding for the FY 2017 Port Security Grant Program, in an amount not to exceed $2,234,000, for a period ending August 31, 2020; and Increase appropriations in the General Grants Fund (SR 120) in the Fire Department (FD) by $274,000 and in the General Grants Fund (SR 120) in the Police Department (PD) by $1,960,000. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications, Fire, Police
Attachments: 1. 081418-R-20sr.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute a contract, and all necessary amendments, including term extensions, with the Department of Homeland Security to receive and expend Department of Homeland Security grant funding for the FY 2017 Port Security Grant Program, in an amount not to exceed $2,234,000, for a period ending August 31, 2020; and

Increase appropriations in the General Grants Fund (SR 120) in the Fire Department (FD) by $274,000 and in the General Grants Fund (SR 120) in the Police Department (PD) by $1,960,000. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has approved grant proposals submitted by the Fire Department and Police Department under the FY 2017 Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) for a total of $2,234,000, including a cost match. The grant priorities focus on infrastructure protection and reflect the DHS overall investment strategy, in which two priorities have been paramount: risk-based funding and regional security cooperation. PSGP funds support increased port-wide risk management, enhanced domain awareness, training and exercise, and further capabilities to prevent, detect, respond to, and recover from attacks involving improvised explosive devices (IED) and other non-conventional weapons.

The Fire Department has been approved for project costs of $274,000 to fund the purchase of Long Beach Public Safety Dive Team equipment and a Hazardous Materials Identification System. The Police Department has been approved for project costs of $1,960,000 to fund the purchase and maintenance of dive equipment and training for the Dive Team, and overtime and backfill for Officers in the Port Police Division and Harbor Patrol to attend port security-related training and exercises.

This grant requires a cost match of $558,500. On June 25, 2018, the Board of Harbor Commissioners approved the requested cost match of $558,500 for the Fire Department and Police Department projects.

This matter was r...

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