Commissioners Court - Regular   3. M.          
Meeting Date: 05/25/2016  
Ratify 2014 SHSP Grant Closeout
Department: Grants Department

Information
RECOMMENDATION
Ratify the execution of a Grant Adjustment Notice for the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) - FY14 State Homeland Security Program (SHSP).
BACKGROUND
On October 8, 2014, the Commissioners Court executed a 2014 Subrecipient Award from the Texas Department of Public Safety for the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) for the Nueces County Rural Fire & EMS Interoperability Project- Phase Two. The project was designed to provide access to the consolidated PSAP for all Nueces County rural fire and EMS providers, and 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.
DISCUSSION
The grant award was $154,286 with no match required. The grant period expired on January 31, 2016 and final financial documentation was submitted. The County spent a total of $154,285.88 on the project, which was $0.12 less than the original grant award.

The Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN) amends the grant award amount to reflect was what actually spent on the project, thus reducing the grant by $0.12. This GAN will also act as the grant closeout document.

Attachments
Ratify 2014 SHSP Grant Closeout