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File #: 19-4788   
Type: Grant Applications and Awards
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 8/22/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance approving the submission and acceptance upon award of a 2019 Urban Area Security Initiative Grant Program for an amount up to $2,730,000.00 and a personnel complement of 4 positions. [Maria Villagomez, Deputy City Manager; Charles N. Hood, Fire Chief]
Indexes: Grants, Homeland Security Grant
Attachments: 1. 19 UASI Fiscal Impact Form 6-7-2019, 2. 19 UASI Designee Letter 6-7-2019 - Attachment I, 3. Personnel Complement 19 SHSP OMB - Attachment II, 4. Draft Ordinance, 5. 2019 UASI Budget 081519, 6. Ordinance 2019-08-22-0656
DEPARTMENT: SAFD


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Charles N. Hood


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City Wide


SUBJECT:

2019 Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Grant Program

SUMMARY:

This ordinance authorizes the City of San Antonio Office of Emergency Management (SAOEM) to apply and accept upon award up to $2,730,000 from the 2019 Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Grant Program and authorizes a personnel complement of 4 positions. This action also authorizes the City of San Antonio to execute any and all documents related to the application and acceptance of this grant


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

This grant program is designed to enhance the region's ability to prevent, respond to, and recover from acts of international terrorism impacting the San Antonio Urban Area (SAUA). The SAUA encompasses the City of San Antonio, Bexar County, the surrounding 13 counties and suburban cities within these counties. The City first received UASI grant funding in 2004 and has since received more than $37 million. In 2018 the City received $1.05 million in UASI grant funding. The City utilizes these funds to strengthen preventative measures against a terrorist attack and to enhance the City's first responder's regional response capabilities.
The City $2,730,000 award will sustain and enhance the following homeland security projects:
* Regional Planning and Analysis Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CI/KR) team of 3 positions for the period of October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020. These positions maintain and update required critical infrastructure and key resources (CI/KR) data collected from various partners including private, local, state, and federal agencies to identify assets, set security goals, assess risks and develop protective programs for critical infrastructure systems such as transportation, energy, IT, communications, agricultural, food and water systems.
* Homeland Security Strategic Planning exercises, and community outreach and preparedness.
* SAPD South...

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