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File #: O-483-18    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Mayor's Office
File created: 11/7/2018 In control: Fire and Rescue Department
On agenda: 11/20/2018 Final action: 11/20/2018
Title: Authorizing the mayor to accept a Fire Safer Grant from the United States Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency in an amount not to exceed $820,991 for the Department of Fire & Rescue Operations; authorizing the deposit, appropriation and expenditure of grant proceeds in the Operation Grant Fund; and declaring an emergency.
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FY 2017 Fire Safer Grant
Department of Fire & Rescue Operations
Deputy Chief John Kaminski (x2647)
(Revised)

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Authorizing the mayor to accept a Fire Safer Grant from the United States Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency in an amount not to exceed $820,991 for the Department of Fire & Rescue Operations; authorizing the deposit, appropriation and expenditure of grant proceeds in the Operation Grant Fund; and declaring an emergency.

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
The Toledo Fire and Rescue Department's (TFRD) application for financial assistance submitted under the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant has been approved in the amount of $1,331,334. As a condition of this award, the City of Toledo is required to contribute a cost match in the amount of $510,343 of non-Federal funds. The Federal share is $820,991 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The money has been awarded to TFRD for hiring through the SAFER Program to hire (6) firefighters for the February 2019 recruit class.
During the grant period of performance (3 years), TFRD is required to incur no layoffs, fill all SAFER-funded positions and maintain the operational staffing at the level that existed on the date of award.
Summary
NOW, THERFORE, Be it ordained by the Council of the City of Toledo:
SECTION 1. That the mayor is authorized to enter into an agreement with and to accept and deposit a grant from The SAFER Program in an amount not to exceed $820,991 into the Operation Grant Fund, Account Code 2016-53000-3G03000STDSTD, for the hiring of six firefighters, payable over the next three years in the in the amounts of $332,834 in 2019, $332,834 in 2020, and $155,323 in 2021.

SECTION 2. That the sum of $820,991 is authorized to be appropriated from the un-appropriated grant proceeds of the Operation Grants Fund to Account Code 2016-53000-3G03000STDSTD; and the expenditure...

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