04-0667R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO ACCEPT A GRANT FROM THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS, IN THE AMOUNT OF $24,575 TO PROVIDE FOR AUTHORIZED EXPENDITURES UNDER THE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM AND TO AUTHORIZE THE EXPENDITURE OF $2,414 IN REQUIRED MATCHING FUNDS.

BY COUNCILOR LITTLE:

     WHEREAS, the United States government, department of justice, office of justice programs, bureau of justice assistance, is the administrator of the local law enforcement block grant program (LLEBG), a program created to provide units of general purpose local government with funds to underwrite projects to reduce crime and improve public safety; and

     WHEREAS, the city of Duluth, through its Duluth police department, is qualified to perform functions authorized by the LLEBG; and

     WHEREAS, the city of Duluth applied for and has been awarded LLEBG program funds; and

     WHEREAS, the LLEBG award requires the city to contribute $2,414 in matching funds;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are authorized to accept said grant and to execute any documents required to be executed to accept such grant; grant funds in the amount of $24,575 to be deposited in Fund 0215, Agency 200, Organization (to be established upon acceptance of grant).

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are authorized to obligate up to $2,414 in matching funds, payable from Fund 0100, Agency 200, Organization 2431.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution is for approval to accept federal grant funding to pay for program qualifying law enforcement expenses, which may include seven purpose areas. The city is required to contribute $2,414 in matching funds.