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12. B. 3.
2018 Homeland Security Grant Program Funding Agreement
Durk Dunham, Risk Management, Sheriff's Department
Resolved, that the Calhoun County Board of Commissioners approves the 2018 Homeland Security Grant Program Intergovernmental Funding Agreement and authorizes the Board to sign the Agreement.
The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Management Division, recommends the Board of Commissioners authorize the County Board Chair and County Administrator to sign the 2018 Homeland Security Grant Program Intergovernmental Funding Agreement between the County of Van Buren and the County of Calhoun in Michigan.
Calhoun County is a member of the 5
District Board which includes: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, and Van Buren Counties, along with the City of Battle Creek. Each planning board is required to have a governmental agency act as a fiduciary for any funds provided. The County of Van Buren was selected and appointed fiduciary for the 2018 Homeland Security Grant Program by the 5
District Regional Homeland Security Planning Board.
Refusal to enter into the agreements as described would make Calhoun County ineligible for any 2018 Homeland Security Grant funding. Calhoun County would need to find alternative funding for any needed or required Emergency Management Homeland Security projects.
The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Management Division, requests the County Board of Commissioners authorize the signing of the Intergovernmental Funding Agreement.
If this agreement is signed, it will allow the 5
District Fiduciary to legally distribute and receive funds on behalf of the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Management Division and would have no negative budgetary impact. The Emergency Management Division would continue to function in support of the 5
District and meet the forecasted training objectives. This money is directly related to current needs which allow Calhoun County to serve the community and protect its population.
Further, if the Board of Commissioners elects to not sign this agreement, Calhoun County would not receive any 5
District grant monies they would normally be eligible for. This would have a significant negative financial impact on Calhoun County and the Emergency Management Division. It would force Calhoun County to supply payment for all missing grant money activities. This could lead to the cancellation of exercises and drills which are directly responsible for pacing with current training objectives and overall safety of the citizens of Calhoun County.
2018 HSGP IFA
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