Currently in the state of Georgia, there are 5 GSAR Teams. They are located at:
· Georgia SAR Central - Macon/Bibb County and Houston County
· Georgia SAR Metro - Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Clayton Counties, and City of Atlanta
· Tifton SAR South
· Columbus SAR West Central Georgia
Analysis: The state is providing the funds for the equipment and will purchase the equipment for the city.
Financial Considerations: The grant is for equipment amounting to $18,456, with no matching funds required.
Legal Considerations: The Columbus Consolidated Government is eligible to receive these funds.
Recommendation/Action: Authorize to submit an application, and if approved, accept a grant for equipment totaling $18,456 from the 2013 Homeland Security Grant Program.
WHEREAS, the Columbus Fire and Emergency Medical Services has been approved by the Governors office to fund the GSAR team; and,
WHEREAS, the equipment requested in the grant proposal will greatly enhance the current emergency response program; and,
WHEREAS, the funds have been allocated through the 2013 Homeland Security Grant Program; and,
WHEREAS, the equipment will be utilized to respond to heavy rescue emergencies to Columbus and the surrounding counties; and,
WHEREAS, this grant proposal requires no matching funds; and,
NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA HEREBY RESOLVES:
That the City Manager is hereby authorized to accept submit an application and, if approved, accept a Homeland Security Grant for equipment totaling $18,456 from the 2013 Homeland Security Grant Program.