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File #: 4933   
Type: Public Hearing Status: Adopted
File created: 8/9/2022 In control: Miscellaneous
On agenda: 8/16/2022 Final action: 8/16/2022
Title: Permission to Participate in and Accept the FY 2021 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Countywide (JAGC) Program Grant.
Attachments: 1. JAGC Countywide FY21-22 Application.BOCC.pdf
Subject:
Title
Permission to Participate in and Accept the FY 2021 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Countywide (JAGC) Program Grant.
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Fiscal Impact:
This U.S. Department of Justice grant will provide funding in the amount of $144,504.00 and does not require a local match.
Dept/Office:
Brevard County Sheriff's Office
Requested Action:
Recommendation
It is requested that the Board of County Commissioners grant permission to participate in and accept the 2021 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Countywide (JAGC) Grant application; Designate the Brevard County Sheriff's Office as the point of contact; Authorize the Sheriff or his designee to sign the applications for Federal Assistance SF-424 form; Authorize the Chairperson to execute the necessary contractual agreements, modifications and amendments; Authorize the County Manager to execute necessary Budget Change Requests. The Board of County Commissioners will provide the Sheriff's Dept. with written approval.
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Summary Explanation and Background:
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) recently notified Brevard County of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAGC) program, Countywide solicitation. Brevard County is slated to receive $144,504.00 in FY 2022 that must be used to fund law enforcement programs.

For the last 20 years, the countywide Prisoner Transportation program has provided coordinated transportation of arrestees to the county jail from the field by Brevard's Law Enforcement agencies. The program allows law enforcement agencies who find it difficult to transport arrestees to the County Jail Complex the ability to have arrestees picked up by the Sheriff's Office, leaving more time for safety patrol functions.

As a condition of the grant, Brevard County and Brevard cities must come to a consensus on how the funds are to be used and provide FDLE with letters of support for that use. The Sheriff's Office has coordinated the support effort among our m...

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