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File #: 2233-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/24/2021 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 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the amount of $165,412.44; to authorize the appropriation of $165,412.44 to the Health Department in the Health Department Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($165,412.44)
Attachments: 1. DAX Attachment - 2233-2021 updated

Explanation

 

BACKGROUND:

 

Columbus Public Health has been awarded additional funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  This ordinance is needed to accept the additional funding of $165,412.44 in grant monies for the Healthy Start grant program for the period of April 1, 2021 through March, 31, 2022. 

 

The Healthy Start grant program enables Columbus Public Health to conduct care coordination in the project area neighborhoods of Franklin County, focusing primarily on perinatal and infant clients and their families.  The goal of the program is to improve perinatal delivery systems in the project communities.

 

This ordinance is submitted as an emergency so as to allow the financial transactions to be posted in the City’s accounting system as soon as possible given the additional funding end date of March 31, 2022. 

 

FISCAL IMPACT:  The Healthy Start grant program is entirely funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and does not generate revenue or require a City match.

 

Title

 

To authorize and direct the Board of Health to accept additional funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the amount of $165,412.44;  to authorize the appropriation of $165,412.44 to the Health Department in the Health Department Grants Fund;  and to declare an emergency.  ($165,412.44)

 

Body

 

WHEREAS, $165,412.44 in additional grant funds have been made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the Healthy Start grant program for the period of April 1, 2021 through March, 31, 2022; and,

 

WHEREAS, it is necessary to accept and appropriate these funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the continued support of the Healthy Start grant program; and,

 

WHEARES, this ordinance is submitted as an emergency so as to allow the financial transaction to be posted in the City’s accounting system as soon as possible.  Up to date financial posting promotes accurate accounting and financial management; and,

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of Columbus Public Health in that it is immediately necessary to authorize the Board of Health to accept these additional grant funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and to appropriate these funds to the Health Department 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 authorized and directed to accept additional funding of $165,412.44 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the Healthy Start grant program for the period of April 1, 2020 through March, 31, 2021.

 

SECTION 2.  That from the unappropriated monies in the Health Department's Grants Fund, Fund No. 2251, and from all monies estimated to come into said Fund from any and all sources during the grant period, the sum of $165,412.44 and any eligible interest earned during the grant period is hereby appropriated to the Health Department, Division No. 5001, according to the attached accounting document.

 

SECTION 3.  That the monies appropriated in the foregoing Section 2 shall be paid upon the order of the Health Commissioner and that no order shall be drawn or money paid except upon voucher, the form of which shall be approved by the City Auditor.

 

SECTION 4.  At the end of the grant period, any repayment of unencumbered balances required by the grantor is hereby authorized and any unused City match monies may be transferred back to the City fund from which they originated in accordance with all applicable grant agreements.

 

SECTION 5.  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 6.  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.