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AI- 4424   4. B. 1.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 06/19/2013  
Execute Interlocal Agreement with City of Corpus Christi for JAG grant
Submitted By: Monica Reyes, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

Information
RECOMMENDATION
Authorize execution of an Interlocal Agreement between Nueces County and the City of Corpus Christi for the purpose of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program FY2013 Local Solicitation Award.
BACKGROUND
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime and to improve the criminal justice system. JAG replaces the Byrne Formula and Local Law Enforcement Block Grant (LLEBG) programs with a single funding mechanism that simplifies the administration process for grantees. The procedure for allocating JAG funds is a formula based on population and crime statistics, in combination with a minimum allocation to ensure that each state and territory receives an appropriate share.
DISCUSSION
Nueces County and the City of Corpus Christi were notified that $162,584 in funds is available. Nueces County was certified as a disparate jurisdiction; therefore, the County and the City of Corpus Christi must agree to share the allocation equally. The Interlocal Agreement states the City agrees to pay the County 50% of the award amount which makes the County’s allocation total $81,292. The City will be the lead applicant in applying for the funds and therefore, will this Interlocal Agreement executed no later than June 20, 2013. The Interlocal Agreement has been reviewed by both the City and County Attorney’s Offices.

The grant period will run from October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2017. These monies will be used to fund a drug prosecutor’s salary in the District Attorney’s Office and the remaining funds will be used by the Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement training.

There is no cash match required for this grant. The County is estimated to receive $81,292.

Budget Information
Information about available funds
Budgeted: Funds Available: Adjustment: Amount Available:
Unbudgeted: Funds NOT Available: Amendment:
Account Code(s) for Available Funds
1:
Fund Transfers

Attachments
Interlocal Agreement with City

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