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File #: 18-585    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 11/16/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 12/5/2018 Final action:
Title: Board Chair Grant Application Authority
Attachments: 1. Att. A - Resolution
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AGENDA DATE: 12/5/2018

Board Chair Grant Application Authority

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: To authorize the Board Chair to execute Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Certifications and Assurances

ITEM TYPE: Consent Action Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Richardson, Walker, Kamptner, Herrick, Lantz, Allshouse L., Bittle

PRESENTER (S): Holly Bittle


REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson

BACKGROUND: For the past five years, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has provided grant funds through the Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. As of July 26, 2018, the DOJ changed its policy and now considers the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to be the "Chief Executive of the Applicant Unit of Local Government." This is a change from previous years when the County Executive's signature was sufficient for these grant-related documents.

The County intends to apply for Edward Byrne JAG Program grants at least annually. The funding from these grants provides additional resources to the Albemarle County Police Department's Community Support Services Division to develop, often working directly with citizens, overtime projects and activities involving problem solving, crime prevention, community relationship building and safety enhancement. To comply with the DOJ, the Chair of the Board of Supervisors is required to sign the Certifications and Assurances that must be submitted with any grant application.

STRATEGIC PLAN: Quality Government Operations Ensure County government's capacity to provide high quality service that achieves community priorities.

DISCUSSION: To ensure the County is well-positioned to apply for and accept these grants, it is important to have an efficient administrative process in place to meet the tight timetables associated with these funding opportunities. Because of potential delays caused by the timing of Board meetings, it is important that the Board Chair be authorized by t...

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