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AI- 5198   4. D. 3.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 04/09/2014  
Ratify FY14 SHSP Project Proposals
Submitted By: Maria Medrano, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

Ratify submission of two grant project proposals to the Coastal Bend Council of Governments for the FY 2014 State Homeland Security Program (SHSP).
The Department of Homeland Security under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers several grant opportunities under the umbrella of the Homeland Security Grant Program. One such opportunity is the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP). This core assistance program provides funds to build capabilities at the state and local levels and to implement the goals and objectives included in state homeland security strategies and initiatives dedicated towards law enforcement terrorism prevention-oriented planning, organization, training, exercise, and equipment activities, including those activities which support the development and operation of fusion centers.
Two project proposals were submitted on March 28, 2014 via e-mail to the Coastal Bend Council of Governments. The first project is titled Mass Fatality Management – Live Scan for Medical Examiner. The Nueces County Medical Examiner’s Office would like to purchase a 500P Palm Print & Ten Print LiveScan Plus system from Data Works Plus. This system will enhance their ability to collect and process latent palm and fingerprint data, and use that data to search local, state and federal databases for missing or unidentified persons, from the field. This project totals $21,000 and if awarded, there will be no match required.

The second proposal is titled Nueces County Rural Fire & EMS Interoperability Project- Phase Two. The proposed project will provide access to the consolidated PSAP for all Nueces County rural fire and EMS providers, and will provide interoperability with responding law enforcement agencies and mutual aid departments already fully operating on the joint City/County/RTA radio system. Additionally, each of the departments will now be able to directly contact the County Emergency Operations Center through the primary and back up radio systems during major emergencies, ensuring continuity of operations and a coordinated disaster response/recovery effort. This project totals $154,286 and if awarded, there will be no match required.

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FY14 SHSP Mass Fatality Proposal
FY14 SHSP Interoperability Proposal

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