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  6.H.       
Meeting Date: 07/06/2021  
Co-Submitter: Stacey Brechler-Knaggs From: Scott Mansfield, Police Lieutenant

Information
TITLE:
Consideration and approval of Grant Agreement: To the U.S. Department of Justice, through the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission, for the Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant funds in the amount of $283,494.00 for the Northern Arizona Street Crimes Task Force (METRO unit). 
STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION:
Approve the acceptance of the grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, through the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission, Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant funds in the amount of $283,494.00 for FY2022.
Executive Summary:
The City of Flagstaff was awarded $283,494.00 in grant funds from the U.S. Department of Justice, through the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission, for the Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant funds. This grant fully funds one Flagstaff Police Sergeant, and partially funds one Flagstaff Police investigator, one Coconino County Sheriff's Deputy investigator and one Northern Arizona University Police investigator. There is no cost to the City of Flagstaff. 
Financial Impact:
The grant award is in the amount of $212,620.50 (75%) with required matching funds of $70,873.50 (25%).  The METRO board has authorized matching funds from the Rico account. The Rico account has provided matching funds in the previous years and the board has agreed to provide the above matching funds for this year’s grant.  This amount will include all city costs, estimated in kind and administrative costs if above normal departmental allocation.  The grant award will be the 35th funding cycle (FY 2022) for the METRO unit.  This grant is budgeted in Fiscal Year 2022.
Policy Impact:
None
Connection to PBB Key Community Priorities/Objectives & Regional Plan:
Safe and healthy community: Provide public safety services with resources, staff, and training responsive to the community needs
Has There Been Previous Council Decision on This:
Yes, the Flagstaff City Council has approved the acceptance of this grant money for the past thirty four years.
Options and Alternatives:
Approve the acceptance of the grant or decline the acceptance of the grant.
Background/History:
As previously stated, this is the 35th cycle of this grant in which the Flagstaff City Council has approved the previous 34 cycles.
Key Considerations:
This grant and the investigative officers this funds is supported by nearly every law enforcement entity in Coconino County including the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, The Flagstaff Police Department, Northern Arizona University Police, ATF, FBI, DEA, Homeland Security and the Department of Public Safety.  This grant provides specialized police investigations to all the communities located within Coconino County.
Community Benefits and Considerations:
Officers in the METRO Unit continuously provide support to numerous community groups including, local schools, Citizens Academy programs, local law enforcement training academies etc.  in the form of training and educational presentations, drug awareness, and proactive investigations.
Community Involvement:
To work directly with the public through the process to ensure that public issues and concerns are consistently understood and considered.
Expanded Options and Alternatives:
If approved the grant would allow for the acceptance of $283,494.00 in federal funds that will provide proactive enforcement that would otherwise not be available to our citizens.
Attachments
ACJC FY22 Grant Agreement


    

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