00-0643R

RESOLUTION ACCEPTING A GRANT FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, BUREAU OF JUSTICE ASSISTANCE, UNDER THE BULLETPROOF VEST PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM IN THE AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $62,261.96.

BY COUNCILOR STENBERG:

RESOLVED, that the city is hereby authorized to accept grant monies of not to exceed $62,261.96 from the U.S. department of justice, bureau of justice assistance, for bulletproof vest reimbursement during the grant period from March 1, 1999, through September 30, 2004.

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are authorized to execute such agreements as necessary to implement the project on behalf of the Duluth police department. All revenues received under this grant shall be deposited in General Fund 100, Dept. 200, Org. 1620, Revenue Source 4210.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The bulletproof vest partnership program is part of the bureau of justice assistance effort to protect the lives of law enforcement officers by helping states and units of local government equip law enforcement officers with armor vests. The maximum reimbursement through this program is 1/2 the cost of a national institute of justice (NIJ) approved vest.