1. U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Fiscal Year 2020 Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program in the approximate amount of $218,594 (CARES Act Funding).
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act, P.L. 116-136) provided $850 million to the Department of Justice (DOJ) to be awarded to state and local governments to help them “prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, domestically or internationally.” DOJ is awarding this funding under its Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program, which is being administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance.
The CESF Program allows Grantees to request reimbursement for both incurred and future costs related to COVID-19. The Police Department’s list of incurred and anticipated costs includes Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), contracted services for symptom checks, facility decontamination (including the Police Station Headquarters) and equipment decontamination (including police vehicles). As such, the Administration is requesting funding from the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program for both incurred and anticipated costs in the amount of $218,594 for needed equipment and contracted services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Matching funds are not required.
2. Endowment for the Arts, CARES Act Grant Program in the approximate amount of $50,000 (CARES Act Funding).
The National Endowment for the Arts is providing funding through the CARES Act to local arts organizations that experience economic hardships caused by the forced closure of their operations due to the spread of COVID-19. The NEA will award funds in the fixed amount of $50,000 to eligible designated local arts agencies.
The Administration is therefore requesting funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, CARES Act Grant Program in the approximate amount of $50,000 to partially cover Resort Tax funded salaries for staff in the City’s Tourism and Cultural Department. Matching funds are not required.
3. AIDS Healthcare Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Support Grant in the approximate amount of $25,000 for Personal Protective Equipment.
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to discovering better treatments and improving the quality of life for people living with HIV. The AHF COVID-19 Emergency Support Grant provides funding to stop the spread of COVID-19. Funding is available to cover a wide range of emergency needs.
The Police Department is requesting funding from the AHF for Personal Protective Equipment needed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Matching funds are not required for this grant.
4. U.S. Department of Justice, Fiscal Year 2020 COPS Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act Program in the approximate amount of $41,000.
The Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act Program (LEMHWA) provides funding for projects that: 1) increase awareness of effective mental health and wellness strategies; 2) increase the skills and abilities of law enforcement; and, 3) increase the number of law enforcement agencies and relevant stakeholders using peer mentoring programs. Funding is provided to improve the delivery of and access to mental health and wellness services for law enforcement.
The Administration is applying for funds to launch, pilot, and evaluate a nutrition program for law enforcement personnel. Through this application, the Police Department is seeking funding in the approximate amount of $41,000 for a Peer-Led Nutrition Program. The program will focus on improved physical health, emotional well-being and community interactions and relations. If awarded, grant funds will be used for contracted services (consultants) and travel. Matching funds are not required.