*Accept the FY 2021 Department of Homeland Security Urban Areas Security Initiative grant in the amount of $3,394,839 from the Oregon Department of Emergency Management to enhance emergency preparedness through planning, training, and equipping of emergency responders in the Portland Urban Area
The City of Portland ordains:
Section 1. The Council finds:
- The Department of Homeland Security provides financial assistance to selected urban areas through the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) grant program. The UASI program assists high-threat, high-density Urban Areas in efforts to build, sustain, and deliver capabilities necessary to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism. Many of these capabilities also support Urban Areas in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from natural and other human caused disasters.
- The City of Portland, in cooperation with regional partners (e.g., TriMet, Port of Portland, Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington and Columbia counties of Oregon and Clark County, Washington) of the Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization (RDPO), are accepting financial assistance to address the unique equipment, training, planning, exercise and operational needs of this large urban area.
- The Department of Homeland Security has designated Portland, Oregon as the core urban area in the State of Oregon.
- The City of Portland has applied for and received Department of Homeland Security UASI grant funds since FY 2003 and works with regional partners through the RDPO to coordinate, plan, execute trainings and exercises, and procure equipment to respond to and recover from natural disasters and acts of terrorism.
- There is no match requirement for this grant.
- The City of Portland acts as the sub-grantor to the other RDPO partners.
NOW THEREFORE, the Council directs:
- The Mayor is hereby authorized to accept on behalf of the City of Portland, a grant from the Department of Homeland Security’s Urban Areas Security Initiative Grant Program, from the Oregon Department of Emergency Management in the amount of $3,394,839 and to execute a grant agreement in a form similar to the agreement attached as Exhibit A.
- The Office of Management and Finance (OMF) Grants Management Division is authorized to perform all administrative matters in relation to the grant application, grant agreement or amendments, requests for reimbursement from the grantor, and to submit required online grant documents on the Mayor’s behalf.
- The Director or Interim Director of the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM) and the RDPO Administrator are authorized to accept on behalf of the City of Portland any subsequent modifications by the Oregon Office of Emergency Management for the FY 2021 UASI grant, grant number 21-170, provided such modifications do not increase the City of Portland’s financial obligation or risk. Any modifications that increase the City of Portland’s financial obligation or risk must be authorized by Portland City Council.
- The Director or Interim Director of the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management is authorized to execute subrecipient grant awards, contracts, and amendments related to the agreement authorized in section A above, provided the cumulative total not-to-exceed amount of all agreements and amendments executed under this section D does not exceed $3,394,839.
Section 2. The Council declares that an emergency exists to meet grant deadlines at the end of 2021 and any delay in the acceptance will result in delays in encumbering funds; therefore, this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage by council.
An ordinance when passed by the Council shall be signed by the Auditor. It shall be carefully filed and preserved in the custody of the Auditor (City Charter Chapter 2 Article 1 Section 2-122)
Passed by Council
Auditor of the City of Portland
Mary Hull Caballero
Budget Office Financial Impact Analysis
This action would allow PBEM to accept the (FY) 2021 Urban Areas Security Initiative grant from the Department of Homeland Security in the amount of $3,394,839. This grant money is intended to be used to enhance emergency preparedness through planning, training, and equipping of emergency responders in the Portland Urban Area. This grant does not require matching funds, therefore, there is no financial obligation on the part of the City of Portland. By accepting this grant, it does not amend the FY 2021-22 budget, but if accepted may amend the FY 2022-23 budget. This grant will increase the FY 2021-22 and FY 2022-23 budget by approximately $3,394,839 but will also have off-setting expenses of the same amount.
860 Consent Agenda in December 8, 2021 Council Agenda
- Commissioner Mingus Mapps Yea
- Commissioner Carmen Rubio Yea
- Commissioner Dan Ryan Yea
- Former Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty Yea
- Mayor Ted Wheeler Yea