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File #: 20-6104   
Type: Grant Applications and Awards
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 10/29/2020
Posting Language: Ordinance approving the acceptance funds for a San Antonio Police Department grant application to the Texas Department of Transportation for the Impaired Driving Mobilization program in the amount of $65,000, for the period of December 1st, 2020 through September 30, 2021. [María Villagómez, Deputy City Manager; William P. McManus, Chief of Police]
Attachments: 1. FY2021 IDM RFCA - Final Budget (10-06-20).pdf, 2. Ordinance 2020-10-29-0771
Related files: 20-4962
DEPARTMENT: Police

DEPARTMENT HEAD: William P. McManus, Chief of Police

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City Wide

SUBJECT:

Impaired Driving Mobilization DWI Enforcement Grant from the Texas Department of Transportation

SUMMARY:

An ordinance authorizing the acceptance of a grant for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Impaired Driving Mobilization (IDM) program for the period of December 15, 2020, through September 30, 2021. The grant amount is $65,000 with an in-kind match of $16,250 for a total program of $81,250.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

On August 21, 2019 the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) received an invitation from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) requesting that the SAPD apply for a $65,000.00 Impaired Driving Mobilization Grant (IDM) for DWI enforcement. The grant provides resources dedicated to augment SAPD's efforts to reduce the incidence of DWI. Enforcement activity will be conducted with sworn officers assigned to the program on an overtime basis. In addition to intense seatbelt and child restraint enforcement, state-wide public information and education activities will be conducted by TxDOT during the enforcement period.

The grant award consists of $65,000 from TxDOT and an in-kind match of $16,250 for a total proposed program budget is $81,250. The City's in-kind contribution will come from the cost of the vehicles (fuel, maintenance, repairs, etc.) used while performing grant activities and the administrative salary of personnel to manage the grant.

Past fiscal year IDM grant awards from the Texas Department of Transportation include:

* 2011 - Awarded $ 30,000
* 2010 - Awarded $100,000

The grant application was approved through a Grant Application Authorization Form (GAAF) dated September 23, 2020.

The Public Safety Committee was briefed on this grant on October 20, 2020 and the Committee recommended this item City Council approval.


ISSUE:

The proposed ordinance continues the City Council's policy of...

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