01-0166R

RESOLUTION ACCEPTING UP TO $269,500 UNDER THE MINNESOTA CRIME ACT OF 1999 AND MINNESOTA STATUTE SECTION 299A.66, GRANT TO EXPAND LOCAL CAPACITY TO COMBAT GANGS AS REIMBURSEMENT OF CLERICAL SALARY AND BENEFITS, AND OTHER OPERATING EXPENSES; GRANT PERIOD IS FROM JULY 1, 2001, TO JUNE 30, 2003.

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

        RESOLVED, that the city is hereby authorized to accept grant monies up to $269,500 from the Minnesota department of public safety to reimburse expenditures related to the grant to expand local capacity to combat gangs.

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to execute such agreements as necessary to implement the project on behalf of the police department. All grant proceeds are to be deposited in Police Grant Fund 0215-200-2463-4230.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  The Duluth police department has applied for continued funding for the Minnesota Gang Strike Force-Northeast Office (MGSF-NE), a collaborative effort of the city of Duluth, St. Louis County sheriff's office and Minnesota bureau of criminal apprehension to combat gangs and gang activity in the northeast region of Minnesota.  The grant to expand local capacity to combat gangs covers the operating costs of the MGSF-NE office, including clerical support.  The city has received funding for this program since January 1998.