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File #: RS-22-057    Version: 1 Name: 2021 JAG Grant
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/28/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/26/2022 Final action: 4/26/2022
Title: Consider a memorandum/resolution accepting the FY 2021 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Award and approving an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Temple and Bell County.
Sponsors: Police Department
Indexes: JAG Grant
Attachments: 1. Interlocal Agreement, 2. Presentation
Title

Consider a memorandum/resolution accepting the FY 2021 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Award and approving an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Temple and Bell County.

Summary

DATE: April 19, 2022

TO: Kent Cagle, City Manager

FROM: Charles F. Kimble, Chief of Police

SUBJECT: 2021 JAG Grant Acceptance and Interlocal Agreement

BACKGROUND AND FINDINGS:

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program continues to provide agencies with the flexibility to prioritize and place justice funds where they are needed most.
The program award is allocated through an Interlocal agreement between Bell County, City of Killeen, and the City of Temple. The program provides single funding to grantees with no requirement for matching or local funds. Funds granted under the JAG have a four-year window for expenditure. All entities must agree to the reallocated amounts of the funds to receive the grant award.

The 2021 JAG grant funding is $77,053. An agreement has been made to distribute the program award as follows: City of Killeen $38,912, City of Temple $17,337 and Bell County $20,804.

As in previous years, the City of Killeen has been chosen to apply for the JAG award and submit the application for all parties involved. The City of Killeen is responsible for the administration of the funds, including distributing the funds, monitoring the award, submitting performance reports and assessment data, and providing ongoing assistance to any sub recipients of the funds.

The Killeen Police Department anticipates utilizing these funds toward the purchase of equipment for a Real Time Crime Center. The department will move forward with the expenditure of these funds at a later date.

THE ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED:

1. Decline the grant award.
2. Accept the grant funds and enter into an interlocal agreement with Bell County and the City of Temple.

Which alternative is recommended? Why?

Staff recommends accepting the gran...

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