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Security Support for the FY 2012 Presidential Nominating Convention

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $49,850,000)

The Republican National Convention (RNC) will be held August 27-30, 2012, in the city of Tampa, Florida. The RNC was designated a National Special Security Event (NSSE) by the Department of Homeland Security in February, 2011. With NSSE status, the United States Secret Service (USSS) is the lead agency in charge of security for the RNC.

The City of Tampa will use this grant to support extraordinary law enforcement and related security costs, including overtime, during the RNC. Funds will be used primarily for officer overtime and equipment. Approximately 50 additional local law enforcement agencies, including the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department, will contribute more than 1,500 law enforcement officers to assist in providing security for the RNC. Previous conventions held in 2008 in Denver and St. Paul demonstrated the need for significant budget resources for law enforcement services in the immediate host city as well as the surrounding metropolitan area and host state. Consequently, funding will also be used to offset personnel expenses and/or equipment purchases for impacted surrounding jurisdictions that have formal mutual aid agreements to support the city of Tampa with security, response and recovery type activities.


Date Created: March 29, 2012