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Public Review & Comment of Potential Grant

Post Date:08/17/2018 5:21 PM

 PUBLIC REVIEW OF POTENTIAL GRANT

The City of El Cajon is applying for a $26,964.00 federal grant to help fund the upgrading and enhancement of the Police Department's equipment as it relates to officer safety.

Funding opportunities have been made available to law enforcement agencies under the U.S. Department of Justice grant program known as the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) FY2018 Program.  (The JAG Program replaced the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant (LLEBG) Program that provided local funding to the City of El Cajon since the mid-1990s.)

The JAG FY2018 grant award will specifically target the need to purchase the following equipment:

1.  40MM Less than Lethal Equipment

2.  Hyperclean TRUAIR Ductless Fume Hood

3.  Crime-Lite 82S Camera Search Kit

This purchase will increase the safety of El Cajon Police Officers and the public.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Provision for comment by citizens and neighborhood or community organizations is a requirement of this grant application. We would appreciate your comments. Comments should be sent to e-mail jwiley@cityofelcajon.us, and your comments will be forwarded to the Administrative Captain.

Note: The City's application and expenditure plan will be presented at the regularly scheduled City Council meeting on September 11, 2018. Copies of the application and expenditure plan are available for review by interested parties at City Hall in the City Clerk's Office, 200 Civic Center Way, and at the El Cajon Public Library, 201 East Douglas Avenue.