BY COUNCILOR LITTLE:
WHEREAS, the bureau of justice assistance, office of justice programs, U.S. department of justice, supports the law enforcement, courts, corrections, treatment, victim services, technology and prevention initiatives that strengthen the nation’s criminal justice system; and
WHEREAS, the Edward Byrne memorial justice assistance grant program allows states, tribes, and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own local needs and conditions; and
WHEREAS, the city of Duluth and St. Louis County would be joint applicants and share the proceeds of the grant; and
WHEREAS, the city of Duluth would receive $54,744 dollars of the total grant amount to be used to purchase equipment, firearms and provide training;
RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are authorized to apply for said grant and to execute any documents required to be executed to accept such grant. Such funds to be deposited in Fund 215, Agency 200, Organization 2277.
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are authorized to enter into a memorandum of understanding, a copy of which is on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. __________, with St. Louis County to establish each party's share of the grant proceeds.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution authorizes the city to apply for a Byrne memorial justice assistance grant in the amount of $81,744. This is a joint application with St. Louis County. Proceeds will be used to support the city of Duluth police department and the St. Louis County sheriff’s department. The city will use its share of the grant to purchase equipment, firearms and provide training. There is no requirement of matching funds for this grant. However, the participating agencies must enter into a memorandum of understanding relating to the distribution of grant monies.