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File #: 1875-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/11/2020 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 9/14/2020 Final action: 9/17/2020
Title: To authorize and direct the Board of Health to accept a grant from the Ohio Department of Health for the COVID 19 Contact Tracing Supplemental Grant Program in the amount of $540,199.00; to authorize the appropriation of $540,199.00 to the Health Department in the Health Department Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($540,199.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord#1875-2020 dax attachment
Explanation

BACKGROUND: Columbus Public Health has been awarded a grant from the Ohio Department of Health. This ordinance is needed to accept and appropriate $540,199.00 in grant monies to fund the COVID 19 Contact Tracing Supplemental Grant Program for the period of June 19, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

The Ohio Department of Health has distributed over $12 million in funds to local health departments to be used specifically for contact tracing activities.

Emergency action is requested to allow the financial transaction to be posted in the City’s accounting system as soon as possible to bolster the emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

FISCAL IMPACT: The grant program award ($540,199.00) is fully funded by the Ohio Department of Health and does not generate revenue.

Title

To authorize and direct the Board of Health to accept a grant from the Ohio Department of Health for the COVID 19 Contact Tracing Supplemental Grant Program in the amount of $540,199.00; to authorize the appropriation of $540,199.00 to the Health Department in the Health Department Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($540,199.00)

Body

WHEREAS, $540,199.00 in grant funds have been made available to the Health Department through the Ohio Department of Health for the COVID 19 Contact Tracing Supplemental Grant Program; and,

WHEREAS, it is necessary to accept and appropriate these funds from the Ohio Department of Health for the support of the COVID 19 Contact Tracing Supplemental Grant Program; and,

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in that it is immediately necessary to accept this grant from the Ohio Department of Health to prevent, prepare for, and respond to a public health emergency in central Ohio and 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 Board of Health is hereby authori...

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