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  County Administrator's Report     11. 4.    
BCC Regular Meeting Budget & Finance Consent  
Meeting Date: 10/06/2016  
Issue:    Volunteer Florida Federal Fiscal Year 2017 Emergency Management Performance Grant Citizen Corps Program Contract
From: Mike Weaver
Department: Public Safety  
CAO Approval:

RECOMMENDATION:
Recommendation Concerning the Volunteer Florida Federal Fiscal Year 2017 Emergency Management Performance Grant Citizen Corps Program Contract - Michael D. Weaver, Public Safety Department Director

That the Board approve and ratify the Chairman's signature on the Volunteer Florida Federal Fiscal Year 2017 Emergency Management Performance Grant Citizen Corps Program Contract, awarding Escambia County $7,000, to implement the Citizen Corps program, to be identified in Fund 110, Other Grants and Projects Fund, Cost Center 330458, Revenue Account 334251

The County Attorney's Office has requested that the Board be made aware of the following language within the contract:

Section (3) MANDATED CONDITIONS, Subsection b, that "This Contract shall be construed under the laws of the State of Florida, and venue for any actions arising out of this Contract shall be in the Circuit Court of Leon County."
BACKGROUND:
In support of the national effort to develop and enhance Citizen Corps programs, federal funds are being provided to continue the effort to engage, educate, and train local citizens in their role as it relates to emergency preparedness, response, recovery, mitigation, and public health measures for all hazards.  The grant will provide funds totaling $7,000, with local match being required from either the selected contractor implementing the grant or from the existing Emergency Management Division budget funding.    
BUDGETARY IMPACT:
These federal funds are designed as a reimbursement program to the Escambia County Division of Emergency Management for costs associated with eligible program activities.  The local match requirement will be met by either the selected contractor implementing the program or from existing Emergency Management Division budget funding.  The Citizen Corps funds will be identified in Fund 110, Other Grants and Projects Fund, Cost Center 330458, Revenue Account 334251.
LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS/SIGN-OFF:
Kristin Hual, Assistant County Attorney, has reviewed the contract and approved it as to form and legal sufficiency.
PERSONNEL:
N/A
POLICY/REQUIREMENT FOR BOARD ACTION:
This recommendation is in compliance with the provisions of the Board's Competitive Grants Policy and Citizen Corp program guidelines.
IMPLEMENTATION/COORDINATION:
John Dosh, Division of Emergency Management Manager, will oversee implementation upon approval of the contract.  Coordination of this grant will be between Volunteer Florida, Escambia County Division of Emergency Management, and include any other organization or agency identified for grant implementation.  

Attachments
Citizen Corps Contract

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