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CPP Offers Support to the Shared Asset Program

February 16, 2021

At the conclusion of the last fiscal year, the Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) Board of Directors dedicated more than $1 million to the FSA grant programs, $800,000 directed specifically to the Shared Asset Program. Through this grant, FSA was able to assist sheriffs in more ways than just providing funding for these much-needed assets – FSA’s Cooperative Purchasing Program (CPP) offered reduced prices for sheriffs buying necessary equipment.

The FSA also manages the CPP, which does competitive procurements for hundreds of vehicles and pieces of equipment that are available for local governments to purchase. This grant cycle, the FSA assisted those sheriffs’ offices seeking to purchase automated license plate reader and speed trailers by saving six offices more than $9,000 off published pricing.

The Shared Asset Program provides financial capital for fiscally constrained counties to purchase equipment that can be used for search and rescue, during natural or man-made disasters, and for routine enforcement. These assets must be shared regionally and once purchased are available to the Florida Sheriffs Task Force.

FSA is grateful to the members and donors who helped make these grants available to the sheriffs. Additionally, FSA is proud that its CPP could offer lower prices to the sheriffs. For more information on the Shared Asset Program, visit: https://www.dev.flsheriffs.org/law-enforcement-programs/fsa-grant-program.