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File #: 2017-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/2/2020 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 9/21/2020 Final action: 9/24/2020
Title: To authorize the Board of Health to enter into a contract with Nationwide Children's Hospital for the provision of five WIC Clinics at their facilities; to authorize the expenditure of $625,193.00 from the Health Department Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($625,193.00)
Attachments: 1. WIC NCH DAXattachment

Explanation

 

The Board of Health has been awarded a grant from the Ohio Department of Health to fund the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program for the period October 1, 2020, through September 30, 2021.  Columbus Public Health has been designated as the primary grantee agency and administrator for all WIC programs in Franklin County.  The grant funds awarded provide for a contract with Nationwide Children's Hospital for $625,193.00, for the staffing and operation of five WIC clinics at their facilities. 

 

The contract compliance number for Nationwide Children’s Hospital is 31-4379441.  Nationwide Children’s Hospital is listed as a non-profit organization. 

 

Emergency action is requested in order to avoid any delays in providing program services.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:  The Women, Infants and Children Program is entirely funded by the Ohio Department of Health.  This program does not generate any revenue or require a City Match.  This Ordinance is contingent on the passage of Ordinance No. 1845-2020 that authorizes the acceptance and appropriation of $6,632,448.00 for the 2020-2021 WIC Grant Program.

 

Title

 

To authorize the Board of Health to enter into a contract with Nationwide Children's Hospital for the provision of five WIC Clinics at their facilities; to authorize the expenditure of $625,193.00 from the Health Department Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($625,193.00)

 

Body

 

WHEREAS, The Ohio Department of Health has designated the Columbus Health Department as primary grantee agency and fund administrator for the Women, Infants and Children Grant Program in Franklin County; and,

 

WHEREAS, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital will provide various services to meet all grant deliverables required by the Women, Infants and Children Grant; and,

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Health Department in that it is immediately necessary to enter into this contract for the immediate preservation of the public health, peace, property, safety and welfare and to avoid any delays in providing program services to meet grant deliverables; Now, therefore,

 

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

 

SECTION 1. That the Board of Health is hereby authorized to enter into a contract with Nationwide Children's Hospital for the provision of five WIC clinics for the period of October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021, in an amount not to exceed $625,193.00.

 

SECTION 2. That for the contracts stated above, the sum of $625,193.00 is hereby authorized to be expended from the Health Department Grants Fund, Fund No. 2251, according to the attached accounting document.

 

SECTION 3. 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 4. That the City Auditor is authorized to make any accounting changes to revise the funding source for all contracts or contract modifications associated with this ordinance and to make any accounting changes necessary to ensure that this contract is properly accounted for and recorded accurately on the City’s financial records.

 

SECTION 5.  That for reasons stated in the preamble hereto, which is hereby made a part hereof, this ordinance is hereby 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.