Accept grant in the amount of $1,200,000 and appropriate $120,350 for FY 2022-23 from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative FY 2022 for Sexual Assault Management System enhancements and deployment


The City of Portland ordains:

Section 1. The Council finds: 

  1. The City applied to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) for the National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) FY 2022 Competitive Grant on June 1, 2022;
  2. The Office of Justice Programs has notified the City that it will award a grant for the National SAKI FY 2022 Competitive Grant to the City in the amount of $1,200,000;
  3. This grant will support continued work on the Sexual Assault Management System (SAMS) developed using prior SAKI grants;
  4. The grant period is October 1, 2022, through September 30, 2025;
  5. No match is required by this grant.

NOW, THEREFORE, the Council directs:

  1. The Mayor is hereby authorized to accept on behalf of the City a grant from BJA for the FY 2022 National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Competitive Grant in the amount of $1,200,000 and to execute the grant agreement.  
  2. The FY 2022-23 budget is hereby amended as follows:
    Fund - 217
    Business Area - PL
    Bureau Program Expenses - $15,000

    Fund - 706
    Business Area - MF
    Bureau Program Expenses - $105,350
  3. 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.
  4. The Chief of Police or their designate is authorized to enter into Intergovernmental Agreements, contracts, and memoranda of understanding required to complete activities covered by the grant award. 
  5. The Chief of Police or their designate is authorized to accept on behalf of the City of Portland any subsequent modifications by BJA for the National SAKI FY 2022 Competitive Grant,15PBJA-22-GG-03825, provided such modifications do not increase the City of Portland’s financial obligation or risk. Any modifications that increase the City’s financial obligation or risk must be authorized 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

Impact Statement

Purpose of Proposed Legislation and Background Information

This ordinance allows the Portland Police Bureau to accept and appropriate the FY 2022 National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) grant to continue the important work of supporting the Sexual Assault Management System (SAMS) developed under previous SAKI funding.

The Portland Police Bureau used SAKI funding awarded in 2015, 2016, and 2018 to test their backlog of 1,754 unsubmitted sexual assault kits, investigate 169 cold cases leading to 18 prosecutions and counting, develop victim-centered training materials and best practices, and build a suite of software tools collectively known as SAMS. This software tracks sexual assault kits, provides case management for detectives, and delivers much-needed transparency to survivors tracking the status of their kits. SAMS is currently being used by 18 agencies across the country.

The focus of the FY 2022 grant award will go towards continuing to support and develop SAMS as well as establishing a plan to sustain SAMS beyond the life of the grant.

Financial and Budgetary Impacts

This action will increase the Police Bureau’s Grant Fund appropriation by $120,350 for FY 2022-23. There is no match required by this grant.

Community Impacts and Community Involvement

SAKI sites throughout the country will benefit from the Sexual Assault Management System (SAMS) enhancements and deployment.  

100% Renewable Goal

Not applicable. 

Budgetary Impact Worksheet

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Agenda Items

1008 Consent Agenda in December 7, 2022 Council Agenda

Passed to second reading

Passed to second reading December 14, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.


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

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