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File #: 22-0030   
Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/16/2021 In control: Clark County Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 1/4/2022 Final action:
Title: Ratify the submission of the FY2021 Assistance to Firefighters Grant application submitted by the Clark County Fire Department to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the amount of $797,779.60 for the implementation of the Blue Card Certification Program effective two years from the date the grant is awarded; authorize the Fire Chief or his designee to sign award documents as necessary; and accept any funds awarded. (For possible action)
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. 2A - AFG Application - Backup

CLARK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

AGENDA ITEM

 

Petitioner:

John Steinbeck, Fire Chief

Recommendation: 

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Ratify the submission of the FY2021 Assistance to Firefighters Grant application submitted by the Clark County Fire Department to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the amount of $797,779.60 for the implementation of the Blue Card Certification Program effective two years from the date the grant is awarded; authorize the Fire Chief or his designee to sign award documents as necessary; and accept any funds awarded. (For possible action)

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FISCAL IMPACT:

Fund #:

2031.000

Fund Name:

County Grants

Fund Center:

1200311000

Funded PGM/Grant:

1200.AFG21.2023

Amount:

$797,779.60

Description:

FY2021 Assistance to Firefighters Grants

Additional Comments:

A 15% or $104,058.21 cost share of non-federal cash is required.

 

BACKGROUND: 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency was accepting applications for the FY2021 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

The Clark County Fire Department (CCFD) would like to take this opportunity to request funding to implement the Blue Card Certification Program for the department.  The department's project objectives for this grant are to improve the overall effectiveness and safety of firefighters and civilians through improved emergency scene command and control.  If successful in receiving this grant, the CCFD plans to have all 282 fire officers through the completed program and Blue Card certified within one year.

Due to the short timeframe between the grant announcement and submission deadline, the AFG grant application was submitted to FEMA on December 16, 2021, prior to Board approval.

Staff recommends that the Board ratify the submission of the attached grant application.