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AI- 5671   4. C. 4.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 10/08/2014  
State Homeland Security Program
Submitted By: Natalie Eckstrom, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

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RECOMMENDATION
Discuss and consider the execution of a 2014 Subrecipient Award from the Texas Department of Public Safety for the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP).
BACKGROUND
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.
DISCUSSION
On April 19, 2014, the Commissioners Court authorized the submission of a project proposal titled Nueces County Rural Fire & EMS Interoperability Project- Phase Two. The 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.

The total grant award is $154,286 and there is no match required. The grant period is September 1, 2014 through January 31, 2016.


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Information about available funds
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