Lake County, IL
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File #: 22-1175    Version: 1 Name: SAO: Violence Interruption Program ARPA Federal Grant State Pass-through Agreement 823601
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/19/2022 In control: Law & Judicial Committee
On agenda: Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Joint resolution authorizing the acceptance, and emergency appropriation of a State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2023 HB0900 Public Act 102-0698, Violence Interruption Program Grant, from the State Coronavirus Urgent Remediation Emergency Fund consisting of ARPA Federal Funds for the State's Attorney's Office (SAO) Gun Violence Prevention Initiative (GVPI), administered through the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) in the amount of $450,000 in federal funds for the period of September 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.
Attachments: 1. ICJIA Grant Award Memo - ARPA Violence Prevention & Reduction Grant State Passthrough Agreement 823061, 2. Violence Prevention & Reduction ARPA Federal Grant State Passthrough Accounting Spreadsheet Agreement 823061
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Joint resolution authorizing the acceptance, and emergency appropriation of a State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2023 HB0900 Public Act 102-0698, Violence Interruption Program Grant, from the State Coronavirus Urgent Remediation Emergency Fund consisting of ARPA Federal Funds for the State's Attorney's Office (SAO) Gun Violence Prevention Initiative (GVPI), administered through the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) in the amount of $450,000 in federal funds for the period of September 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.

Staff Summary
* This Violence Interruption Program grant will provide funding for the SAO Gun Violence Prevention Initiative (GVPI).
* The purpose of the GVPI is to work with community-based organizations to identify and hire violence interrupters who will work to reduce gun violence, specifically in Waukegan, North Chicago, and Zion and to provide opportunities for the most at-risk in our communities.
* The GVPI will engage residents, community leaders, local businesses, faith leaders, service providers, and high-risk individuals to build coalitions and develop strategies to reduce violence.
* The long-term and short-term key to reducing violence is through aggressive, evidence-based techniques that rely upon intense and sustained engagement with at-risk individuals over several years.
* The funding of $450,000 will provide for six violence interrupter staff salary and benefits expenses.
* The grant is administered through the ICJIA for the performance period of September 1, 2022, through June 20, 2023.
* The source of program funding is 100 percent federal funding, no County funds are required.
* If funding for this program ends, and new funding is not secured, the program and staff will be eliminated.

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RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2023 HB0900 Public Act 102-0698, appropriates a Violence Interruption Program Grant, from the State Coronavirus Urgent Remediation Emergency Fund consisting of ARPA Federal F...

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