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File #: 1702-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/9/2020 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 7/27/2020 Final action: 7/30/2020
Title: To authorize and direct the Mayor of the City of Columbus to accept a Grant award through the FY2020 Assistance to Fire Fighters Grant (AFG) program, via the Department of Homeland Security / Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); to authorize an appropriation of $900,000.15 from the unappropriated balance of the General Government Grant Fund to the Division of Fire to cover 90% of the costs associated with the purchase of COVID-19 related PPE and supplies; to authorize the transfer of $81,818.20 from the General Fund to the General Government Grants Fund to cover the 10% cost match to be made by the City; to authorize the expenditure of $900,000.15 from the General Government Grant Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($900,000.15)
Attachments: 1. 1702-2020 coding, 2. EMW-2020-FG-00890 - Award Package (1)
Explanation

BACKGROUND: The City of Columbus has been awarded a Federal Fiscal Year 2020 Assistance to Fire Fighters Grant from the Assistance to Fire Fighters (AFG) Grant Program - COVID-19 Supplemental Program Award, via the Department of Homeland Security / Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The AFG program provides financial assistance to protect the health and safety of the public and firefighting personnel against fire and fire-related hazards; this FY2020 AFG award will provide financial assistance for the purchase of COVID-19 Supplemental PPE and related supplies for use by Division of Fire during the COVID-19 pandemic. Expenditures for the project will cover the purchase costs of the PPE and related supplies used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus. The grant award is for a maximum of $900,000.15, which is comprised of $818,181.95 from the AFG award, with a 10% cost match of the final purchase amount to be made by the City, not to exceed $81,818.20, of non-federal funds. The City will act as Grantee to the Department of Homeland Security / Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Emergency Designation: Emergency legislation is necessary to make the funds available as soon as possible; the grant award start date was June 24, 2020.

FISCAL IMPACT: All appropriated funds will be reimbursed to the City of Columbus by the AFG award upon the delivery, inspection, and invoicing of eligible purchases/expenditures. The grant has a 10% City cost match of $81,818.20, which is hereby authorized to be expended from the General Fund. The City received AFG Grant Awards of $303,300 in 2018, and $743,000.00 in 2017.

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To authorize and direct the Mayor of the City of Columbus to accept a Grant award through the FY2020 Assistance to Fire Fighters Grant (AFG) program, via the Department of Homeland Security / Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); to authorize an appropriation of $900,000.15 from the unappropriated balan...

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