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AI-11998 3.J.       
Meeting Date: 05/27/2020  
Governor's Office CESF COVID-19 Application
Submitted By: Maria Medrano, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

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RECOMMENDATION
Adopt a resolution authorizing the submission of a grant application to the Office of the Governor, Public Safety Office, Criminal Justice Division for the Nueces County COVID-19 Response Program under the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program, FY2020.
BACKGROUND
Federal Funds are authorized under Division B of H.R. 748, Pub. L. No. 116136 (Emergency Appropriations for Coronavirus Health Response and Agency Operations); 28 U.S.C. 530C. CESF funds are made available through a Congressional appropriation to the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance. All awards are subject to the availability of appropriated federal funds and any modifications or additional requirements that may be imposed by law.
 
Texas expects to make approximately $37.8 million available to local units of government through regionally based allocations using the Regional Councils of Governments boundaries.
DISCUSSION
Funds must be utilized to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus. Allowable projects and purchases include, but are not limited to, overtime, equipment (including law enforcement and medical personal protective equipment), hiring, supplies (such as gloves, masks, sanitizer), training, travel expenses (particularly related to the distribution of resources to the most impacted areas), and addressing the medical needs of inmates in local and tribal jails and detention centers.

Texas is divided into 24 regions, each served by a voluntary organization of local governmental entities that coordinate programs and services to address needs that cross jurisdictional boundaries. PSO will use the allocations below as a guide when making funding decisions for applications within each region. Funds remaining within a regionally based allocation after all eligible applications have been selected for  award from that region may be reallocated to other regions.
 
Region ID Council of Governments Region   Allocation
100 Panhandle Regional Planning Commission   $667,179
200 South Plains Association of Governments   $808,781
300 Nortex Regional Planning Commission   $303,721
400 North Central Texas Council of Governments   $9,621,787
500 Ark-Tex Council of Governments   $425,973
600 East Texas Council of Governments   $1,208,554
700 West Central Texas Council of Governments   $568,229
800 Rio Grande Council of Governments   $1,081,360
900 Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission   $560,201
1000 Concho Valley Council of Governments   $208,130
1100 Heart of Texas Council of Governments   $547,493
1200 Capital Area Council of Governments   $2,787,712
1300 Brazos Valley Council of Governments   $546,364
1400 Deep East Texas Council of Governments   $520,349
1500 South East Texas Regional Planning Commission $683,216
1600 Houston-Galveston Area Council   $10,128,457
1700 Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission $346,150
1800 Alamo Area Council of Governments   $3,053,904
1900 South Texas Development Council   $497,798
2000 Coastal Bend Council of Governments   $721,989
2100 Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council $1,351,751
2200 Texoma Council of Governments   $274,438
2300 Central Texas Council of Governments   $555,328
2400 Middle Rio Grande Development Council   $309,421
    Total $37,778,284

Budget Information
Information about available funds
Budgeted: Funds Available: Adjustment: Amount Available:
Unbudgeted: Funds NOT Available: Amendment:
Account Code(s) for Available Funds
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Fund Transfers
Attachments
CESF COVID-19 Resolution


    

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