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File #: 14-1180    Version: 1 Name: 8/18/14 FY 2014 EMPG Grant Acceptance
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/18/2014 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/18/2014 Final action: 8/18/2014
Enactment date: 8/18/2014 Enactment #: R-14-297
Title: Resolution to Accept and Appropriate Emergency Management Performance Grant Funds and Approve FY 2014 Funding Assistance Grant Agreement for Ann Arbor Emergency Management Program ($42,582.00) (8 Votes Required)
Attachments: 1. EMPG_GrantAgreement, 2. StandardAssurrances
Title
Resolution to Accept and Appropriate Emergency Management Performance Grant Funds and Approve FY 2014 Funding Assistance Grant Agreement for Ann Arbor Emergency Management Program ($42,582.00) (8 Votes Required)
Memorandum
The State of Michigan Emergency Management Division has awarded the City of Ann Arbor a performance grant to support emergency management functions within the City.  This is a reimbursement grant program for staffing.
 
Historically, this grant funds a portion of a designated Emergency Manager's salary The FY 2014 grant allocation is 38.0896% of salary of the designated position or $42,582.00. The allocation is not guaranteed and is dependent on the continued availability of federal funding for the State of Michigan Emergency Management Performance Grant Program.   
 
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires signed grant agreements with the Michigan State Police/Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division, who administers the grant program, and all local jurisdictions that receive grant funds.
 
If approved, this resolution would (1) formally accept the grant award, (2) authorize the Mayor to sign the grant agreement and (3) appropriate these funds when received to the Office of Emergency Management for expenditure without regard to fiscal year.
Staff
Prepared by:   Robin Sykes, Management Asst.
Reviewed by:  Rick A. Norman, Emergency Management Director and Chief John Seto, AAPD/Safety Services Area Administrator
Approved by:  Steven D. Powers, City Administrator
Body
Whereas, The City of Ann Arbor under Public Act 390 of 1976, as amended, is an Emergency Management Program;
 
Whereas, The Ann Arbor City Code establishes an Office of Emergency Management to provide services identified in Public Act 390 of 1976, as amended;
 
Whereas, The objective of the Emergency Management Performance Grant is to provide financial assistance to support the staffing of local emergency management programs;
 
Whereas, The City has been receiving an Emergency Management Performance Grant reimbursement award for FY2014 in the amount of $$42,582.00 for a portion of the salary and fringe benefits of the Emergency Management Director subject to reduction based on the level of federal funding for the State of Michigan Emergency Management Performance Grant Program; and
 
Whereas, In order to obtain reimbursement of funds, the City of Ann Arbor is required to elect to be part of a federal grant to the State of Michigan as a subgrantee to receive emergency management allocated funds by formally accepting the funds and approving the grant agreement for the funds;
 
RESOLVED, That City Council accept the Emergency Management Performance Grant award for FY 2014 under the terms of the Agreement with the State of Michigan;
 
RESOLVED, That the Mayor, as Chief Elected Official, be authorized and directed to execute the grant agreement after approval as to substance by the City Administrator and approval as to form by the City Attorney; and
 
RESOLVED, That the grant funds be appropriated when received to the appropriate multi-year grant fund for the purpose stated in the grant until such time as all grant funds have been expended without regard to fiscal year.