Authorize application to the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance for a grant in the amount of $502,459 for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program FY 2022 Local Solicitation to assist the Portland-Metropolitan area law enforcement to prevent and reduce crime and violence


The City of Portland ordains:

Section 1.  The Council finds:     

  1. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) will provide grant funding to assist local law enforcement efforts to prevent or reduce crime and violence by supporting the purpose areas of law enforcement programs, prosecution programs, prevention and education programs, and technology improvement programs;
  1. The City of Portland, Oregon Police Bureau applied for DOJ OJP BJA grant funding for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program FY 2022 Local Solicitation on behalf of the jurisdictions certified as disparate — the cities of Portland and Gresham and the county of Multnomah on August 3, 2022;
  1. The solicitation requires the City, as lead applicant and fiscal agent, to submit a joint applicationon behalf of the disparate municipalities.  Multnomah County applied for $195,417.00, the City of Gresham, $58,330.00, and the City of Portland, $ 248,712.00
  1. Separate Intergovernmental Agreements will be executed with the City of Gresham and Multnomah County at the time of the grant award in order to obligate agency roles and responsibilities;
  1. The grant period is October 1, 2022, through September 30, 2026; and 
  1. No match is required by this grant.

NOW THEREFORE, the Council directs:

  1. The Mayor is authorized to make application to DOJ OJP BJA for a grant in the amount of $502,459.00.

  2. The Mayor is authorized to accept on behalf of the City the FY 2022 JAG award when awarded and to execute a grant agreement with the United States of America acting through its Department of Justice.

  3. The Mayor is authorized to execute and amend Intergovernmental Agreements with the City of Gresham and Multnomah County for the award and distribution of the United States of America, Department of Justice grant funds.

  4. The Mayor is authorized to provide such information and assurances as are required for the grant period.

  5. The Office of Management & Finance 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.

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

Impact Statement

Purpose of Proposed Legislation and Background Information

This legislation authorizes the Mayor to make application to U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) for the FY 2022 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) grant funding opportunity.  The City of Portland is designated as the lead applicant and fiscal agent.

The JAG 2022 solicitation requires a minimum of 30-days review by the governing body of the unit of local government. The DOJ certification process requires the Mayor to certify, at the time of the grant award, that the review took place and citizens were provided an opportunity to comment on the application to the extent applicable law or established procedures make such opportunity available. Upon advice from the City Attorney, the Police Bureau (PPB) is proceeding with the Non-Emergency, Regular Agenda application ordinance to fulfill the review requirement.  The City submitted its application on August 3, 2022.

With its share of the grant, $248,712, the Portland Police Bureau will hire 1.0 FTE Coordinator II as a Facilitation Specialist within the bureau’s Equity and Inclusion Office for 24 months. The Facilitation Specialist will research and implement diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) best practices by creating guides, leading or assisting with trainings, and reviewing all training and lesson plans and materials for the PPB.

Multnomah County’s share of federal funding is $195,417.  Multnomah County will fund a 0.67 FTE Deputy District Attorney Level 4 for the Justice Integrity Unit (JIU).  The JIU brings intention and priority to post-conviction relief hearings, parole hearings, reviewing clemency petitions, reviewing Ramos[1]cases, and investigating claims of actual innocence, or instances where prosecutorial or law enforcement misconduct is alleged that is uncovered post-conviction. 

The Gresham Police Department’s share of federal funding is $58,330.  Gresham will purchase a Modular Training Structure to be utilized for Scenario-based and Tactical Training. The Modular Training Structure can be configured to reflect a specific layout of a building, office, or residence, allowing for Police Officers, investigators, and tactical teams to perform realistic tactics and scenario situations comparable to what they may be faced with in their operating environment.

1] Evangelisto Ramos, Petitioner v. Louisiana; Holding:  The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution requires that guilty verdicts for criminal trials be unanimous.

Financial and Budgetary Impacts

There are no financial or budgetary impacts with this legislation.  Separate Intergovernmental Agreements with Multnomah County and the City of Gresham will be executed at the time of the award in order to obligate agency roles and responsibilities.

Community Impacts and Community Involvement

There are no legal or controversial issues.  There is no voluntary citizen participation.  There are no links to current City policies.

100% Renewable Goal

  • This action neither increases nor decreases the City’s total energy use.
  • This action neither increases nor decreases the City’s renewable energy use.

Agenda Items

786 Regular Agenda in September 21, 2022 Council Agenda

Passed to second reading

Passed to second reading September 28, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.

813 Regular Agenda in September 28, 2022 Council Agenda


  • Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty Yea
  • Commissioner Mingus Mapps Yea
  • Commissioner Carmen Rubio Yea
  • Commissioner Dan Ryan Yea
  • Mayor Ted Wheeler Yea

Introduced by



Veronica Nordeen

Police Business Services Grants Analyst II

Kirsti Smouse

Grants Analyst
phone number971-940-3094Mon - Thurs 8AM -4:30PM

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