Appropriation 2004046 $ 25,679.00
The Emergency Communications Center Management Board approved the transfer of $5,000.00 from the ECC Fund Balance to cover the cost of paying an insurance deductible incurred as a result of completed litigation.
Appropriation #2004047 $ 89,024.14
The 2002 General Assembly appropriated funds to support the Teacher Mentor Program for participating school divisions. Albemarle County Public Schools received $7,432.04 from the State for FY03/04. In addition, there is a local fund balance in the amount of $511.87 from FY02/03 and may be re-appropriated for FY03/04.
Albemarle County Public Schools received a grant award in FY02/03 from the Virginia Department of Health's Center for Disease Control. The Bicycle Education Grant funds gave students an opportunity to increase school and community bike safety awareness and promote lifetime fitness with the purchase of bicycles and safety equipment. This grant has a local fund balance in the amount of $505.00 from FY02/03. It is requested that this fund balance be re-appropriated for FY03/04.
Virginia Department of Education
awarded the Reading Excellence Act Grant to
The Partnership in Character Education Grant was not fully expended in FY02/03. The grant carryover amount of $25,231.52 was retained by the State and may be appropriated for FY03/04. There is also a fund balance in the amount of $12,926.97. These funds will support the development, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of comprehensive K-12 character education programs. In addition, Albemarle County Public Schools will act as fiscal agent for Special Projects Staff Development Character Education Grant carryover in the amount of $26,713.07 as defined by the Virginia Department of Education.
Various Miscellaneous Grants have an unexpended fund balance totaling $12,967.03 from FY02/03. Holders of these grants have been encouraged to expend these small balances. It is requested the fund balance from these miscellaneous grants be re-appropriated for FY03/04.
Appropriation #2004048 $ 49,675.00
Department of Justice has awarded the Albemarle County Police Department a
grant in the amount of $49,675.00 in federal funding to assist in the development
of our mobile data system. Specifically,
this grant will purchase 10 mobile data computers (MDC’s). The MDC’s will
increase the efficiency, effectiveness, and privacy of communications between
Appropriation #2004049 $ 99,350.00
The Department of Justice has awarded the Albemarle County Police Department a grant in the amount of $99,350.00 in federal funding to purchase 20 in-car DVD cameras, designed for use by police officers. In-car camera systems will assist law enforcement in many vital areas. A few important areas the DVD cameras will be of use include: to record and track initial violation/reason for stop, record suspect behavior, document incident activity (e.g. DUI tests), increase the safety of the officers, increase likelihood of successful prosecution, and decrease frivolous complaints.
Another important note concerning DVD versus VHS is timesaving. A DVD can be duplicated in a matter of seconds, while a VHS is re-recorded in real time. Currently original VHS tapes must leave the evidence storage area for court. The fact that an officer has the original allows for an argument of tape manipulation. In using a back-up DVD, all originals will remain in the evidence storage area.
There is no local match associated with this grant.
Appropriation #2004050 $ 48,623.00
November 2003, the
The County of Albemarle Department of Social Services (DSS) applied for and received a grant, in the amount of $48,623.00, from the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) to develop and test innovative, cost-effective strategies to increase the retention of eligible children in FAMIS Plus (Medicaid Expansion and Medically Indigent Medicaid), to improve the transition of eligible children between FAMIS Plus and FAMIS, and to increase enrollment of eligible children in the appropriate program. The Department has agreed to carry out such as activities as (but not limited to): hiring a bilingual eligibility worker and/or secure language interpreter services dedicated to the project; building a relationship with enrolled families through phone calls, home visits and written communication; providing at least 3 contacts from project or agency staff between enrollment and re-enrollment; developing new and revised letters and brochures, among others.
There is no local match.
Appropriation #2004052 $ 27,700.00
The National Association for Gifted Children awarded Dr. Kevin Castner a $1,000.00 administrative award. Dr. Castner has donated this award money to the Albemarle County Schools Gifted Program for the purpose of supporting participation by students from under-represented populations in activities that increase access to academic programs.
Albemarle County Public Schools received a donation in the amount of $1,000.00 from The Virginia School Boards Association. This donation is in support of the NRA lawsuit.
The Points of Light Foundation has
The Frederick S. Upton Foundation
made a matching grant donation in the amount of $1,000.00 to
The Virginia Commission for the Arts
State Farm Insurance Company awarded
Appropriation #2004053 $ 5,000.00
effort to increase public safety awareness and to increase coverage at large
“non vehicle” friendly events, the Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles has
Appropriation #2004054 $ 3,600.00
effort to increase our efforts at combating this deadly speeding problem, the Virginia
Division of Motor Vehicles has approved a grant for
Appropriation #2004055 $ 3,000.00
The busiest time for major shopping in the County occurs during the Thanksgiving to New Year’s holiday season. December tends to have the highest frequency of traffic accidents, shopping thefts, partying, and socializing. DUI’s are at their highest level during this season also. The Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles has awarded the Police Department a $3,000.00 grant to support hours of traffic safety overtime activities as part of the larger efforts of Operation Safe Holiday. There is no local match.
Appropriation #2004056 $ 4,500.00
During 2002, the Albemarle County Accident Reconstruction team investigated over 37 very serious motor vehicle crashes. These crashes resulted in a total of 22 fatalities. This number was a 144% increase over the 9 fatalities in 2001. So far in 2003, we have investigated 5 serious crashes that have resulted in 3 fatalities. In many of these cases we were unable to determine what the speeds of the vehicles involved were because of lack of physical evidence at the scene.
In an effort to remain current with available technology, DMV has granted the Police Department a grant in the amount of $4,500.00 to assist in the purchase of a Crash Data Recovery System. This laptop computer and software will enable the Police Department to tell a vehicle’s speed prior to impact, driver braking activity, air bag deployment data, seatbelt use, and more. There is no local match.