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File #: 3237-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/14/2018 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 12/10/2018 Final action: 12/13/2018
Title: To authorize and direct the Board of Health to accept a grant from the Ohio Department of Health in the amount of $63,249.00 for the Dental Sealant program that prevents dental caries among school children through an evidence-based community approach; to authorize the appropriation of $63,249.00 from the unappropriated balance of the Health Department Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($63,249.00)
Attachments: 1. DAX Attachment
Explanation

BACKGROUND: Columbus Public Health has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Ohio Department of Health. This ordinance is needed to accept and appropriate $63,249.00 in grant money to fund the Dental Sealant grant program, for the period January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.

The primary purpose of the Dental Sealant Program is to prevent dental caries among school children through an evidence-based community approach. The program targets higher-risk schools in order to reach higher-risk children. The program currently serves students in second, third, sixth and seventh grades.

This ordinance is submitted as an emergency to continue the support of all activities for the Dental Sealant program.

FISCAL IMPACT: The Dental Sealant program is entirely funded by the grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Ohio Department of Health 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 Health in the amount of $63,249.00 for the Dental Sealant program that prevents dental caries among school children through an evidence-based community approach; to authorize the appropriation of $63,249.00 from the unappropriated balance of the Health Department Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($63,249.00)

Body

WHEREAS, $63,249.00 in grant funds have been made available through the Ohio Department of Health for the Dental Sealant grant program for the period of January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019; and,

WHEREAS, it is necessary to accept and appropriate these funds from the Ohio Department of Health for the continued support of the Dental Sealant 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 acc...

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