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File #: 17-5803   
Type: Grant Applications and Awards
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 1/11/2018
Posting Language: An Ordinance authorizing the acceptance of a grant in an amount up to $32,146.00 from the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council for Trauma for use by the Emergency Medical Services Division of the San Antonio Fire Department for eligible expenses including supplies, operational expenses, education and training, equipment, vehicles and communication equipment; and approving a program budget. [Erik J. Walsh, Deputy City Manager; Charles N. Hood, Fire Chief]
Attachments: 1. STRAC Letter for SAFD County Funds FY18, 2. Draft Ordinance, 3. Ordinance 2018-01-11-0009
DEPARTMENT: San Antonio Fire Department


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Charles N. Hood


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City Wide


SUBJECT:

FY 2018 STRAC Grant Award Acceptance & Budget Appropriation


SUMMARY:

This ordinance authorizes the acceptance of a grant for goods and services from the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council for Trauma (STRAC) in the amount of $32,146 and approves a program budget. Grant funds will be used by the San Antonio Fire Department Emergency Medical Services (EMS) division for eligible expenses including supplies, operational expenses, education and training, equipment, vehicles, and communication equipment. In lieu of a disbursement of funds to the San Antonio Fire Department, STRAC will be responsible for the management of the grant and account for all funds being disbursed, and in turn, will be providing these specific goods and services to the San Antonio Fire Department Emergency Medical Services (EMS) division.



BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council for Trauma (STRAC) was established to facilitate the development, implementation, and operation of a comprehensive trauma care system based on accepted standards of care to decrease morbidity and mortality. Funds are awarded to assist in improving the functionality of EMS agencies in the State of Texas. For each year, STRAC receives funds provided through the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) from the 911 System. These funds were divided among eligible providers within Bexar County based on a split between rural and urban areas, with the City of San Antonio Fire Department receiving goods and services totaling $32,146.

This is the seventeenth year the City of San Antonio Fire Department has been awarded a STRAC Grant. Eligible expenses for the STRAC Grant include supplies, operational expenses, education and training, equipment, vehicles and communication equipment. The City of San Antonio's FY 2018 funding allocation will be used ...

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