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AI-12256 2.F.       
Meeting Date: 08/05/2020  
HAVA Elections Security Subgrant Contract
Submitted By: Maria Medrano, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

Information
RECOMMENDATION
Adopt a resolution authorizing the execution of a Notice of Grant Award with the Texas Secretary of State for the 2020 Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Election Security Sub-grant to Texas Counties.
BACKGROUND
The Texas Secretary of State has been allocated funds under the U.S. Election Assistance Commission authorized by the U.S. Congress under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 and 2020.
DISCUSSION
Nueces County has been allocated $120,000, not including the required match of $16,000 (#1190 - Elections Expense).  The grant period will run retroactively from December 21, 2019 to December 31, 2021.  Prior to the execution of the Notice of Grant Award, the Commissioners Court must pass a resolution authorizing its execution by the County Judge.

The permissible uses for these funds are as follows:  upgrades/replace equipment; costs to enhance voter registration system security; security enhancements to protect the election process; and costs needed to communicate with the public regarding election security. 

Budget Information
Information about available funds
Budgeted: Funds Available: Adjustment: Amount Available:
Unbudgeted: Funds NOT Available: Amendment:
Account Code(s) for Available Funds
1:
Fund Transfers
Attachments
HAVA Elections Resolution
HAVA Subgrant Contract


    

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