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File #: 22-799    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Multi-Item Status: Passed
File created: 10/4/2022 Departments: DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
On agenda: 10/18/2022 Final action: 10/18/2022
Title: Recommendation to: A) Adopt a resolution authorizing the Director of the Department of Emergency Management to enter into an agreement with the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services for the distribution of funding for High Frequency Equipment in the amount of $60,000 for the term of April 1, 2022, to October 31, 2023; and B) Approve an Appropriation Transfer Request (ATR) in the total amount of $60,000 from Cal OES.
Attachments: 1. 20221018_r_FY 2022 High Frequency Communitions Equipment Grant.pdf, 2. 20221018_atr_FY 2022 High Frequency Communitions Equipment Grant.pdf

Special Notice / Hearing:                         None

      Vote Required:                         4/5ths

 

To:                      Honorable Board of Supervisors

From:                      Michael Callagy, County Executive Officer

Subject:                      FY 2022 High Frequency Communication Equipment Program Funding

 

RECOMMENDATION:

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Recommendation to:

 

A)                     Adopt a resolution authorizing the Director of the Department of Emergency Management to enter into an agreement with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services for the distribution of funding for High Frequency Equipment in the amount of $60,000 for the term of April 1, 2022, to October 31, 2023; and

 

B)                     Approve an Appropriation Transfer Request (ATR) in the total amount of $60,000 from Cal OES.

 

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BACKGROUND:

The High Frequency Communications Equipment Program funded by California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) provides funding to Alerting Authorities, Emergency Operation Centers (EOC) or County Sheriff’s Offices for equipment that will allow local governments to be included in integrated high frequency radio network services that utilize frequencies from the Federal Communications Commission and capable of communications with state, local, and federal agencies.

 

DISCUSSION:

The High Frequency Communications Equipment funding will allow the County to install a High Frequency (HF) radio base station in the County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) which will increase communications capabilities during an emergency, large scale event or training by providing an alternative method to contacting our regional, state, and federal partners.

 

The resolution has been reviewed and approved as to form by County Counsel.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

The funding from the High Frequency Communications Equipment program in the amount of $60,000 will be provided by Cal OES for the term April 1, 2022, through October 31, 2023, that will be included in the Department of Emergency Management’s FY 2022-2023 budget. There is no Net County Cost.