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File #: 2353-2016    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/14/2016 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 10/3/2016 Final action: 10/7/2016
Title: To authorize and direct the Board of Health to accept a grant from the Ohio Department of Health for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program in the amount of $6,655,579.00; to authorize the appropriation of $6,655,579.00 from the unappropriated balance of the Health Department Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($6,655,579.00)
Attachments: 1. 2353 2016 WIC DAX
Explanation

BACKGROUND: Columbus Public Health has been awarded a grant from the Ohio Department of Health. This ordinance is needed to accept and appropriate $6,655,579.00 to fund the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) grant program, for the period of October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017. The primary objective of the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program is to provide nutritionally desirable food and nutrition education to pregnant and lactating women, infants, and children at nutritional risk in Franklin County who meet categorical, income and nutritional risk requirements for eligibility.

This ordinance is submitted as an emergency so a delay in service does not occur due to the grant start date of October 1, 2016.

FISCAL IMPACT: The Women, Infants and Children Program is entirely funded by the Ohio Department of Health. This program does not generate any revenue or require a City match.

Title

To authorize and direct the Board of Health to accept a grant from the Ohio Department of Health for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program in the amount of $6,655,579.00; to authorize the appropriation of $6,655,579.00 from the unappropriated balance of the Health Department Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($6,655,579.00)

Body

WHEREAS, $6,655,579.00 in grant funds have been made available through the Ohio Department of Health for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program for the period of October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017; and,

WHEREAS, it is necessary to accept and appropriate these funds from the Ohio Department of Health for the continued support of the WIC program; and,

WHEREAS, this ordinance is submitted as an emergency so a delay in service does not occur due to the grant start date of October 1, 2016; and,

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Health Department in that it is immediately necessary to accept these grant funds from the Ohio Department of Health and to appropriate...

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