05-0223R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIAL TO ACCEPT A GRANT FROM THE STATE OF MINNESOTA, OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS, IN THE AMOUNT OF $81,737 TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THE LAKE SUPERIOR DRUG TASK FORCE AND TO AUTHORIZE THE EXPENDITURE OF $49,215 IN REQUIRED MATCHING FUNDS.

BY COUNCILOR LITTLE:

     WHEREAS, the state of Minnesota, office of justice programs, administers the Edward Byrne memorial grant program, a federal formula grant program funded by the United States department of justice, bureau of justice assistance, and created by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 to provide funds to assist states and local units of government in carrying out specific programs that offer a high probability of improving the functioning of the criminal justice system and enhancing drug control efforts; and

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

     WHEREAS, the program requires the city to contribute $49,215 in matching funds;

     RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are authorized to accept said grant funds and to execute the grant agreement to be substantially in the form of Public Document No. __________ on file in the office of the city clerk. Such funds to be deposited in Fund 215, Agency 200, Organization 2256.

     FURTHER RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are authorized to obligate up to $49,215 in matching funds, payable from Fund 100, Agency 200, Organization 1620.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution authorizes the city to accept an Edward Byrne memorial grant in the amount of $81,737 and to expend $49,215 in matching funds. These funds will be used to support the operations of the Lake Superior drug task force. The grant agreement will be executed upon approval of the Lake Superior drug task force joint powers agreement which is to be presented to council in a separate resolution. Presentation of this resolution at this time is for the purpose of securing the commitment of the grant funding.

 

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