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File #: 23-079   
Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/28/2022 In control: Clark County Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 1/17/2023 Final action:
Title: Authorize the County Manager or his designee to execute the submission of a grant application and accept the award from the Center of Tech and Civic Life, in the amount of $3,000,000.00 for expenses related to election administration during the upcoming elections. (For possible action)
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. ClarkCounty_AllianceGrantAgreement, 3. membership

CLARK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

AGENDA ITEM

 

Petitioner:

Les Lee Shell, Deputy County Manager

Recommendation: 

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Authorize the County Manager or his designee to execute the submission of a grant application and accept the award from the Center of Tech and Civic Life, in the amount of $3,000,000.00 for expenses related to election administration during the upcoming elections. (For possible action)

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FISCAL IMPACT:

Fund #:

2030.000

Fund Name:

County Grants

Fund Center:

1040310000

Funded PGM/Grant:

N/A

Amount:

$3,000.000.00

Description:

Planning and operating safe and secure election administration in Clark County

Additional Comments:

No cash match is required for this grant

 

BACKGROUND: 

The administration of elections presents unique challenges to election officials.  To assist in the administration of safe and open elections, the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) is offering $300 million to support programs and equipment necessary to support election officials nationally, $3,000,000 has been identified for use in Clark County, NV, with no requirement to match funds from the County. Which upon approval from the Clark County BOCC will be provided in two installments, $1,000,000 in the first quarter of 2023 and the balance of $2,000,000 in December of 2023. 

Please refer to Grant Application in the documents provided for details related to acceptance and use of the $3,000,000 grant to Clark County.  In summary:  Clark County must sign the grant application and membership agreement (provided as attachment), return to CTCL, utilize the funds by no later than December of 2024, and provide a report by January 31, 2025 on what the funds were utilized for.  The grant funds must be used exclusively for the public purpose of planning and operationalizing safe and secure election administration infrastructure in Clark County, NV.

Awarded funds will be used to support election processes in Clark County to increase efficiency in processing ballots and providing additional facility improvements at the Election Center on Trade Drive.  Thereby ensuring safe and secure elections in Clark County, NV

We will be accepting the scholarship offered by CTCL to provide a Premium Membership for the CCED.