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File #: 20-3069   
Type: Grant Applications and Awards
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 6/11/2020
Posting Language: Ordinance approving the submission of a Continuation Grant Application and the acceptance upon award of up to $800,000.00 to the Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention Authority for the Regional Auto Crimes Team Project; approving a project budget of up to $3,941,746.00, which includes the grant funds, a cash match of $561,746.00 funded by the City’s General fund ($474,547.00) and the National Insurance Crime Bureau ($87,199.00); and the City’s in-kind contribution of $2,580,000.00; and approving an Interlocal Agreement with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. [María Villagómez, Deputy City Manager; William McManus, Chief, Police]
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 2020-06-11-0400

DEPARTMENT HEAD: William P. McManus, Chief of Police



Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention Authority (MVCPA) Regional Auto Crimes Team (ReACT). Grant 2021


An ordinance authorizing the submission of a grant application and acceptance of funds upon award, not to exceed $800,000.00 from the Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention Authority (MVCPA) for the grant year of September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021. This ordinance also authorizes a grant project budget of up to $3,941,746.00 funded by the grant funds of $800,000.00; a cash match of $561,746.00 ($474,547.00 from the City's General Fund Budget, and $87,199.00 in lieu of cash match from the National Insurance Crime Bureau); and an in-kind contribution of $2,580,000.00 ($2,226,375.00 from the City's Police Department General Fund budget, and $353,625.00 from the Bexar County Sheriff's Office). This ordinance further authorizes an Interlocal Agreement between the City and the Bexar County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) to fund one Deputy Investigator position from the grant funds in the amount of $111,186.38.


The mission of the Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention Authority (MVCPA) is to lower the automobile burglary and theft rate by instituting innovative enforcement and theft prevention techniques. The funds from MVCPA are attained through a $4.00 surcharge to insured motorists in the State of Texas.

The grant proposal requests funding for the MVCPA Grant project called Regional Auto Crimes Team (ReACT) and continues the Police Department's efforts at combating vehicle crimes. ReACT is a multi-jurisdictional unit composed of City and County elements. The San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) Vehicle Crimes Unit will work as part of the task force, and its General Fund budget will contribute to the in-kind portion of the grant. The Bexar County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) will work in conjunction with SAPD to assist with these efforts.


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