*Accept a grant in the amount of $400,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance and appropriate $220,797 for the FY 2021 Intellectual Property Enforcement Program Competitive Grant to address intellectual property criminal enforcement
The City of Portland ordains:
Section 1. The Council finds:
- The City applied to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) for the FY 2021 Intellectual Property Enforcement Program Competitive Grant on April 4, 2021;
- The Office of Justice Programs has notified the City via the award memorandum attached as Exhibit A that it will award a grant for the FY 2021 Intellectual Property Enforcement Program to the City in the amount of $400,000;
- The Office of Justice Programs will reimburse the City a maximum of $400,000 for approved program expenses incurred by the Police Bureau and its partners in grant-related activities during the lifetime of the grant;
- The following agencies and organizations are partners to the City in grant-related activities: Beaverton Police Department; Washington County Sheriff; Woodburn Police Department; Washington County District Attorney’s Office; Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office; Department of Homeland Security Investigations; Customs and Border Patrol; and United States Postal Inspection Service;
- The grant period is October 1, 2021, through September 30, 2023;
- No match is required by this grant; and
- The window of time in which this grant may be accepted is shorter than the process required of a non-emergency ordinance, necessitating an emergency ordinance.
NOW, THEREFORE, the Council directs:
- The Mayor is hereby authorized to accept on behalf of the City a grant from OJP for the FY 2021 Intellectual Property Enforcement Program Competitive Grant in the amount of $400,000 and to execute the grant agreement.
- The FY 2021-22 budget is hereby amended as follows:
Fund - 217
Business Area - PL
Bureau Program Expenses - $220,797
- The Office of Management & Finance Grants 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 Chief of Police or their designate is authorized to enter into Intergovernmental Agreements, contracts, and memoranda of understanding as required to complete activities authorized by the grant award.
- The Chief of Police or their designate is authorized to accept on behalf of the City any subsequent modifications by OJP for the FY21 Intellectual Property Enforcement Program Competitive Grant, #15PBJA-21-GG-02816-INTE, provided such modifications do not increase the City’s financial obligation or risk. Any modifications that increase the City’s financial obligation or risk must be authorized by Council.
Section 2. The Council declares that an emergency exists because a delay would jeopardize the award of grant funds from OJP; therefore, this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage by the 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 will increase the Police Bureau’s Grant Fund appropriation by $220,797 for FY 2021-22. There is no match required by this grant
866 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