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File #: 1030-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/19/2021 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 6/28/2021 Final action: 7/1/2021
Title: To authorize and direct the Board of Health to accept a grant from the Ohio Department of Health for the COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Supplemental (VE21) Local Health Department Subgrant Program in the amount of $697,940.00; to authorize the appropriation of $697,940.00 to the Health Department in the Health Department Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($697,940.00)
Attachments: 1. 1030-2021
Explanation

BACKGROUND: Columbus Public Health has been awarded a grant from the Ohio Department of Health. This ordinance is needed to accept and appropriate $697,940.00 in grant monies to fund the COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Supplemental (VE21) Local Health Department Subgrant Program for the period of December 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

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 $697,940.00 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 Vaccine Equity Supplemental (VE21) Local Health Department Subgrant Program in the amount of $697,940.00; to authorize the appropriation of $697,940.00 to the Health Department in the Health Department Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($697,940.00)

Body

WHEREAS, $697,940.00 in grant funds have been made available to the Health Department through the Ohio Department of Health for the COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Supplemental (VE21) Local Health Department Subgrant 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 Vaccine Equity Supplemental (VE21) Local Health Department Subgrant Program; and,

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Health Department in that it is immediately necessary to accept this grant from the Ohio Department of Health for the COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Supplemental (VE21) Local Health Department Subgrant Program in order 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 ORDAI...

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