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File #: 2969-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/6/2019 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 3/16/2020 Final action: 3/19/2020
Title: To authorize the Office of the Mayor to accept grant funds from The Columbus Foundation for support of the Healthy Beginnings at Home program in the amount of $271,795.00; to authorize the appropriation of $271,795.00 to the City's Private Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($271,795.00)
Attachments: 1. 2969-2019 Fiscal appro.pdf

Explanation

BACKGROUND:  The Office of the Mayor has been awarded funds from The Columbus Foundation. This ordinance is needed to accept and appropriate $271,795.00 in grant money to support the Healthy Beginnings at Home program for the time period of  January 4, 2020 - January 8, 2021.

 

The funds will be used to continue work to reduce infant mortality in support of the Healthy Beginnings at Home Program.  

 

EMERGENCY REQUEST: 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 to meet the grant deliverables.  Up to date financial posting promotes accurate accounting and financial management.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:  The program activity is funded in part by the Celebrate One Community Fund at the Columbus Foundation and does not generate revenue nor require a City match. Grant number to be determined.

 

Title

To authorize the Office of the Mayor to accept grant funds from The Columbus Foundation for support of the Healthy Beginnings at Home program in the amount of $271,795.00; to authorize the appropriation of $271,795.00 to the City's Private Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($271,795.00)

 

Body

WHEREAS, $271,795.00 in grant funds have been made available to the Office of the Mayor for support of the Healthy Beginnings at Home program through The Columbus Foundation; 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 to meet grant deliverables.  Up to date financial posting promotes accurate accounting and financial management; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of Office of the Mayor in that it is immediately necessary to authorize the Mayor to accept grant funds from The Columbus Foundation and to appropriate these funds to the Office of the Mayor, for the immediate preservation of the public health, peace, property, safety, and welfare; NOW, THEREFORE:

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

SECTION 1.  That the Office of the Mayor is hereby authorized to accept grant funds in the amount of $271,795.00 from The Columbus Foundation for the period of January 4, 2020 through January 8, 2021.

 

SECTION 2.  That from the unappropriated monies in the Fund known as the City's Private Grants Fund, Fund No. 2291, Grant No. xxxxxx and from all monies estimated to come into said Fund from any and all sources and unappropriated for any other purpose during the grant period, the sum of $271,795.00, and any eligible interest earned during the grant period, is hereby appropriated upon receipt of an executed grant agreement in Fund 2291, to the Office of the Mayor, Division No. 40-01.

 

SECTION 3.  That the monies appropriated in the foregoing Section 2 shall be paid upon the order of the Office of the Mayor, and that no order shall be drawn or money paid except by voucher, the form of which shall be approved by the City Auditor.

 

SECTION 4.   At the end of the grant period, any repayment of unencumbered balances required by the grantor is hereby authorized and any unused City match monies may be transferred back to the City fund from which they originated in accordance with all applicable grant agreements.

 

SECTION 5.  That the Funds necessary to carry out the purpose of this ordinance are hereby deemed appropriated, and the City Auditor shall establish such accounting codes as necessary.

 

SECTION 6.  That for reasons stated in the preamble hereto, which is hereby made a part hereof, this ordinance is declared to be an emergency measure and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval by the Mayor, or ten days after passage if the Mayor neither approves nor vetoes the same.