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File #: 2017-2030    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 10/20/2017 In control: Committee on Public Safety Services
On agenda: 11/6/2017 Final action: 11/13/2017
Enactment date: 11/13/2017 Enactment #: 707
Effective date: 11/21/2017    
Title: Resolution authorizing and directing the Controller to return an overpayment of grant funds for the payment of police officers for Community Oriented Policing Services to the Department of Justice.
Indexes: GRANT(S)
Attachments: 1. Summary 2017-2030.docx

Title

Resolution authorizing and directing the Controller to return an overpayment of grant funds for the payment of police officers for Community Oriented Policing Services to the Department of Justice.

 

Body

WHEREAS, The City of Pittsburgh (the “City”) entered into a 2014 Grant Agreement (the “Agreement”) with the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) to accept federal funding for the Bureau of Police’s Community Oriented Policing Services (“COPS”); and

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Agreement and applicable regulations set forth in the Grant Owner’s Manual, the City is to provide documentation to the DOJ for COPS work performed in order to receive funds for immediate cash disbursement needs; and

 

WHEREAS, due to an error made by the City in reporting costs, the City was overpaid and now has “excess cash on hand” in violation of applicable grant rules, and

 

WHEREAS, per request of the DOJ, the City is now required to return the excess funds.

 

Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh as follows:

 

Section 1.                     Per the written request of the DOJ (attached hereto as Exhibit A), the City Controller is hereby authorized and directed to return unobligated funds for the payment of police officers for Community Oriented Policing Services to the Department of Justice to comply with applicable grant requirements.  Funds in the amount of One Hundred Sixty One Thousand, Four Hundred Thirty Nine Dollars and Thirty Nine Cents ($161,439.39) shall be returned to the DOJ.  Such funds should be paid from JDE 230000.45704.  A check should be made out as follows:

                                                               Dept. of Justice- COPS

 

                                          And sent to:                     2 Conn Square- COPS

                                                                                    145 N St. NE

                                                                                    Washington DC 20530

                                                                                    Attn: Mike Jackson 11th Flr. 408E.

                     

 

 

 

EXHIBIT A:  WRITTEN REQUEST FOR RETURN OF FUNDS