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File #: 1997-2014    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/26/2014 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 9/15/2014 Final action: 9/17/2014
Title: To authorize and direct the Board of Health to accept a grant from the Ohio Department of Public Safety in the amount of $125,000.00 for the Safe Communities Grant program, which provides expanded traffic safety services though the dissemination of safety awareness and education forums throughout Columbus and Franklin County; to authorize the appropriation of $125,000.00 from the unappropriated balance of the Health Department Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($125,000.00)
Explanation

BACKGROUND: Columbus Public Health has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation through the Ohio Department of Public Safety. This ordinance is needed to accept and appropriate $125,000.00 in grant money to fund the Safe Communities grant program, for the period October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015.

The Safe Communities program provides expanded traffic safety services through the dissemination of safety awareness and education forums throughout Columbus and Franklin County.

This ordinance is submitted as an emergency to continue the support of all activities for the Safe Communities grant.

FISCAL IMPACT: The Safe Communities Program is entirely funded by the grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation through the Ohio Department of Public Safety and does not generate revenue or require a City Match.

Title

To authorize and direct the Board of Health to accept a grant from the Ohio Department of Public Safety in the amount of $125,000.00 for the Safe Communities Grant program, which provides expanded traffic safety services though the dissemination of safety awareness and education forums throughout Columbus and Franklin County; to authorize the appropriation of $125,000.00 from the unappropriated balance of the Health Department Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($125,000.00)

Body

WHEREAS, $125,000.00 in grant funds have been made available through the Ohio Department of Public Safety for the Safe Communities grant program for the period of October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015; and,

WHEREAS, it is necessary to accept and appropriate these funds from the Ohio Department of Public Safety for the continued support of the Safe Communities grant program; and,

WHEREAS, this ordinance is submitted as an emergency so as to allow the financial transaction to be posted in the City's accounting system as soon as possible. Up to date financial posting promotes accurate accounting and financial manag...

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