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File #: 2059-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/15/2021 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 9/13/2021 Final action: 9/16/2021
Title: To authorize and direct the Board of Health to accept additional funding from the Ohio Department of Health for the COVID-19 Enhanced Operations Grant Program in the amount of $124,497.00; to authorize the appropriation of $124,497.00 to the Health Department in the Health Department Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($124,497.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord#-2059-2021 Additional Funding dax attachment
Explanation

BACKGROUND: Columbus Public Health has been awarded additional funds from the Ohio Department of Health. This ordinance is needed to accept and appropriate $124,497.00 in additional funds for the COVID-19 Enhanced Operations Grant program for the period of February 1, 2021 through July 31, 2022.

The grant will be increased from $2,216,838.00 to $2,341,335.00 as a result of an additional award. The purpose of this grant is to make enhancements to COVID-19 vaccine operations, COVID-19 infection prevention and control activities, and the transition of grant funded COVID-19 contact tracing activities to the Ohio Department of Health’s contracted service.

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 ($2,341,335.00) is fully funded by the Ohio Department of Health, and does not generate or require a City match.

Title

To authorize and direct the Board of Health to accept additional funding from the Ohio Department of Health for the COVID-19 Enhanced Operations Grant Program in the amount of $124,497.00; to authorize the appropriation of $124,497.00 to the Health Department in the Health Department Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($124,497.00)

Body

WHEREAS, $124,497.00 in additional grant funds have been made available to the Health Department through the Ohio Department of Health for the COVID-19 Enhanced Operations Grant Program for the period of February 1, 2021 through July 31, 2022; and,

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

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of Columbus Public Health in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in that it is immediately necessary to accept this grant from the Ohi...

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