Background: Funds have been allocated to the 2016 Homeland Security Grant Program for the maintenance of Hazardous Materials equipment. This equipment was received to improve Hazardous Materials Response to the citizens of Columbus and surrounding counties in the event of a terrorist event, industrial accident, or any other chemical, biological or radiation accident.
The Hazardous Materials Response Team will be able to respond to incidents across the state under mutual aid, but the local jurisdictions own the vehicle and equipment.
Analysis: The state is providing the funds for new equipment and the maintenance of equipment already received from the state.
Financial Considerations: The grant is for equipment maintenance amounting to $154,545, with no matching funds required.
Legal Considerations: The Columbus Consolidated Government is eligible to receive these funds.
Recommendation/Action: Approval is requested to accept a grant of $154,545, or as otherwise awarded, from the 2016 Homeland Security Grant Program for the maintenance of Hazardous Materials Equipment and to amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by like amount with no matching funds required.