Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $1,027,925)
The stated purpose of the Fiscal Year 2017 President-Elect Security Assistance Reimbursement Grant Program is to reimburse state and local agencies for extraordinary law enforcement costs directly and solely associated with the extraordinary security required to protect the President-elect during the Presidential transition period. At the discretion of BJA, up to $20 million will be made available to reimburse state and local agencies for costs necessary to protect the President-elect during the Presidential transition period from 2:30 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time), November 9, 2016, through 12:00 Noon (Eastern Standard Time), January 20, 2017. BJA intends to reimburse state and local law enforcement agencies on a pro-rata basis for extraordinary security-related costs incurred during the stated transition period. The determination as to the level and extent of such reimbursements may be adjusted in part in consideration of the overall costs to the agencies and jurisdictions involved, which are not covered by other federal sources of funding (e.g., Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA], direct appropriation, etc.).
Florida is requesting grant funds to reimburse local law enforcement agencies and units of government for extraordinary costs associated with sworn and non-sworn administrative, investigative, operational, tactical, and intelligence personnel working above regularly scheduled hours that were directly involved in security-related activities. Additionally, funds will be utilized to reimburse equipment related expenses, during the eligible time period.