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File #: 20-6734   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 11/17/2020
Posting Language: Briefing and possible action on a San Antonio Police Department grant application in an amount not to exceed $900,000 for the Comprehensive Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Grant from the Texas Department of Transportation [Maria Villagomez, Deputy City Manager; William P. McManus, Chief of Police]
Attachments: 1. GAAF, 2. Budget
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DEPARTMENT: Police


DEPARTMENT HEAD: William P. McManus, Chief of Police


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City Wide


SUBJECT:

Briefing and possible action on a San Antonio Police Department grant application in an amount not to exceed $900,000 for the Comprehensive Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Grant from the Texas Department of Transportation.


SUMMARY:

The San Antonio Police Department will provide the Public Safety Committee with a briefing on the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Comprehensive Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant application for the period of October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022. The STEP grant in the amount not to exceed $900,000 will enhance the San Antonio Police Department's (SAPD) efforts to combat incidences of DWI, speeding, occupant protection, distracted driving and intersection related violations. This grant requires a cash of $265,000 and an in-kind match of $77,500.

The approval of this grant application is scheduled for City Council consideration in "A" Session on December 10, 2020.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The Comprehensive Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant will provide for traffic enforcement and educational activity on an overtime basis to help augment the SAPD's efforts to reduce the incidence of DWI, speeding, occupant protection, distracted driving and intersection related violations.? Enforcement activity will be conducted with sworn officers assigned to the program on an overtime basis and the educational component will consist of both regular duty and overtime assignments.?
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The TxDOT grant, if awarded, would consist of up to $900,000 and requires a City cash match of $265,000, and an in-kind match of $77,500. The total proposed program budget is $1,242,500.? The City's in-kind contribution will come from the cost of the vehicles used while performing grant activities (fuel, maintenance, repairs, etc.) and the cost of c...

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