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File #: 18-5875   
Type: Grant Applications and Awards
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 12/13/2018
Posting Language: Ordinance accepting a grant for goods and services from the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council for Trauma (STRAC) in the amount of $30,914.00 and approves a program budget. [Erik J. Walsh, Deputy City Manager; Charles N. Hood, Fire Chief]
Attachments: 1. STRACT FY19 Award Acceptance Letter, 2. FIF - STRAC Grant Acceptance, 3. Draft Ordinance, 4. Ordinance 2018-12-13-1014
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DEPARTMENT: San Antonio Fire Department


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Charles N. Hood


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City Wide


SUBJECT:

FY 2019 STRAC Grant Award Acceptance



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 $30,914 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. There is no grant match requirement.



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 $30,914.

This is the eighteenth 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 2019 funding allocation ...

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