Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program
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The Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program will provide funding to assist eligible states, local units of government, and tribes in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the coronavirus.
Statutory Authority: The CESF Program is authorized by Division B of H.R. 748, Pub. L. No. 116-136 (Emergency Appropriations for Coronavirus Health Response and Agency Operations); 28 U.S.C. 530C.
Permissible uses of Funds
Funds awarded under the CESF Program must be utilized to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus. Allowable projects and purchases include, but are not limited to, overtime, equipment (including law enforcement and medical personal protective equipment), hiring, supplies (such as gloves, masks, sanitizer), training, travel expenses (particularly related to the distribution of resources to the most impacted areas), and addressing the medical needs of inmates in state, local, and tribal prisons, jails, and detention centers.
States, U.S. Territories, the District of Columbia, units of local government, and federally recognized tribal governments that were identified as eligible for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 State and Local Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program are eligible to apply under the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program solicitation. NOTE: Only the State Administering Agency that applied for FY 2019 JAG funding for a state/territory may apply for the state allocation of CESF funding.
Guam’s Award Amount: $2,932,867
Guam’s CESF Grant Description
As the State Administering Agency of the FY 2019 Byrne JAG Program, the Bureau applied for the CESF Program and was awarded the CESF funds on April 10, 2020 in the amount of $2,932,867. Guam’s FY 2020 Program Narrative identifies the coronavirus emergency supplemental funds will be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic in the following areas:
- Ensure all law enforcement officers, criminal justice officers, and medical responders have the necessary personal protective equipment, sanitizing supplies and equipment to minimize their exposure to the coronavirus in their course of work and to prevent, prepare for and respond to the pandemic.
- Ensure Guam’s Emergency Medical Services have the necessary equipment to respond to the public health emergency’s.
- Ensure the Department of Youth Affairs (DYA) has the necessary medical personnel to prevent, prepare for and respond to the pandemic in the juvenile detention facility.
- Ensure the Department of Corrections (DOC) has the necessary personnel to prevent, prepare for and respond to the pandemic in the Adult Correctional Facility, the Hagatna Detection Facility, Women’s Facility, and the Community Corrections Facility.
CESF Program Reporting Requirement – Provisions of Section 15011(b)(2)-(3) of Division B of Public Law 116-136; data on “large covered funds”
Definition of “large covered funds” For purposes of the CESF Program, “large covered funds” means an award, or a subaward (“subgrant”) made under such award – specifically including this award, if applicable – that exceeds $150,000.
To comply with the CESF additional program-specific requirements, the Bureau of Statistics and Plans is required to report not later than 10 days after the end of each calendar quarter, each covered recipient expenditure or obligation for each project or activity.
The Guam Bureau of Statistics and Plans CESF Program Reports can be viewed and downloaded from the following links..
In accordance with Public Law 35-86 and Executive Order 2020-13, the CESF Program Fiscal Reports and their transmission letter to the Speaker of the Guam Legislature can be downloaded from the links below.
12/18/2020 Memo to the Speaker (for reporting periods between 4/20-11/2020
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