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A Resolution authorizing the City Manager or designee to submit a grant application number 2950706 for the City of El Paso Police Department project identified as the “Homeland Security Program FY 2020 - MATRIX El Paso Fusion Center Sustainment and Enhancement” through the Office of the Governor of the State of Texas, Homeland Security Grant Division, including all related paperwork, including but not limited to, authorization of budget transfers, and/or revisions to the operation plan, and to accept, reject, amend, and/or terminate the grant which will provide financial assistance to the City of El Paso. In the event of loss or misuse of the grant funds, the City of El Paso assures that it will return the funds to the Office of the Governor in full. Requesting $694,607.66, no cash match required. Grant period will be from September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2021. BACKGROUND / DISCUSSION: The Police Department’s Fusion Center (MATRIX) was officially recognized by the State of Texas and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in November 2010. Since 2008, the Police Department has been financially supporting the center’s operation through Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) and, more recently, State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) grant funding. Grant funds will be used to pay the salaries of the contract crime analysts, training and maintenance of the Fusion Center’s software and hardware solutions. .
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