Lake County, IL
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File #: 21-1240    Version: 1 Name: Joint resolution accepting the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HITDA) grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy(ONDCP) and authorizing an emergency appropriation in the amount of $294,000.00.
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/19/2021 In control: Law & Judicial Committee
On agenda: Final action: 9/14/2021
Title: Joint resolution accepting the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HITDA) grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and authorizing an emergency appropriation in the amount of $294,000.
Attachments: 1. HIDTA G21CH0004A Agreement 2021-2022

 

Title

Joint resolution accepting the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HITDA) grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and authorizing an emergency appropriation in the amount of $294,000.

 

Staff Summary

                     In May of 2020, the Sheriff’s Office applied for membership and funding of the HITDA through the Office of ONDCP.

                     The Sheriff’s Office received notification on March 1, 2021, that it had been awarded an additional $294,000. Grant funds will be primarily used to defray the cost of overtime specifically for HIDTA related investigations and for investigative supplies necessary for HIDTA investigations.

                     The mission of the HIDTA Program is to enhance and coordinate America’s drug-control efforts among local, state and Federal law enforcement agencies in order to eliminate or reduce drug trafficking and its harmful consequences in critical regions of the United States

                     The mission includes coordination efforts to reduce the production, manufacturing, distribution, transportation and chronic use of illegal drugs, as well as the attendant money laundering of drug proceeds.

 

Body

RESOLUTION

 

WHEREAS, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office applied for a HITDTA grant in the amount of $294,000 and was awarded this grant; and,

 

WHEREAS, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office submitted a renewal grant request to use the funds partially towards overtime costs for HIDTA related investigation and investigative supplies necessary for HIDTA investigations; and,

 

WHEREAS, approval of this grant renewal will provide necessary resources to address illegal drug operations and support HIDTA’s mission

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by this County Board of Lake County, Illinois, that the Chair of the Board, the Lake County Sheriff, and the Lake County Treasurer are hereby authorized to approve an emergency appropriation in the amount of $294,000 and execute the necessary documentation to accept said award.

 

DATED at Waukegan, Illinois, on September 14, 2021.