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File #: 15-10098    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/15/2019 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 2/11/2019 Final action: 2/11/2019
Title: Governor's Highway Safety Program Grant for Driving While Impaired Task Force
Attachments: 1. Resolution_2019 NC GHSP DWI Task Force Grant_011519


Governor’s Highway Safety Program Grant for Driving While Impaired Task Force




Adopt a resolution to apply and accept a grant award in the amount of $197,598 from the Governor’s Highway Safety Program for a Driving While Impaired Task Force.



Staff Resource(s):

Kerr Putney, Police

Gavin Jackson, Police



§                     The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) has been awarded a Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Governor’s Highway Safety Program (GHSP) grant for Driving While Impaired (DWI) Task Force. This grant has been awarded annually for the previous six years.

§                     The grant will fund 25 percent of the Task Force’s personnel costs for six officers and one sergeant assigned to the DWI Task Force in FY 2020 ($197,598) which offsets the Task Force costs by $2,636,472 over the seven-year grant award period.

§                     On October 28, 2013, City Council authorized a grant acceptance from the GHSP to offset costs of a DWI Task Force to focus on mitigating DWI and informing the dangers associated with DWI for four years. GHSP modified the grant application and offered a fifth, sixth, and now seventh year of funding for a FY 2020 grant for $197,598.

§                     In 2018, the DWI Task Force conducted over 50 educational awareness sessions with area high school students and instructed over 300 officers in standardized field sobriety testing.

§                     GHSP requires that City Council adopt a resolution to authorize CMPD to apply for and accept the grant funding.

§                     The grant is for a one-year term from October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020.

§                     In FY 2021, the City will assume the total annual cost of the DWI Task Force.

§                     The grant totals $197,598, and requires the City to provide matching funds in the amount of $592,793 which is included in CMPD’s normal operating budget.


Fiscal Note


§                     Grant Project Funding: General Grants Fund

§                     Local Match Funding: Police Operating Budget