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File #: 0451-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/14/2017 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 3/27/2017 Final action: 3/29/2017
Title: To authorize and direct the Board of Health to accept a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the HIV Care Part A Grant Program in the amount of $4,315,456.00; to authorize the appropriation of $4,315,456.00 from the unappropriated balance of the Health Department Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($4,315,456.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD0451-2017DAX
Explanation

BACKGROUND: Columbus Public Health has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This ordinance is needed to accept and appropriate $4,315,456.00 in grant money to fund the HIV Care Part A grant program, for the period March 1, 2017, through February 28, 2018.

The HIV Care Part A grant’s purpose is to improve access to medical care for persons living with HIV or AIDS in Central Ohio. The goal is that each client will achieve viral suppression, which improves their quality of life and reduces the risk of spreading the infection. This grant will enhance medical services both somatic and behavioral health. It will pay for HIV related medical visits, mental health services, substance abuse services, some oral health care and other services allowable by the grant. It also will strengthen the case management and linkage to care (or patient navigation) elements.

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 management.

FISCAL IMPACT: The HIV Care Part A Grant Program is entirely funded by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services 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 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the HIV Care Part A Grant Program in the amount of $4,315,456.00; to authorize the appropriation of $4,315,456.00 from the unappropriated balance of the Health Department Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($4,315,456.00)


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WHEREAS, $4,315,456.00 in grant funds have been made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the HIV Care Part A grant program for the period of March 1, 2017, through February 28, 2018; and,

WHEREAS, it is necessary to accept and appropriate these f...

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