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File #: 19-1651   
Type: Grant Applications and Awards
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 2/14/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance approving the submission of two grant renewal applications, one to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and one to the Department of Homeland Security related to the Public Center for Environmental Health’s local air monitoring efforts; authorizing the acceptance of funds in a total amount up to $537,468.00 from TCEQ and DHS for a period beginning September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2020; and authorizing a personnel complement. [Erik Walsh, Deputy City Manager; Colleen M. Bridger, MPH, PhD, Director of Health]
Attachments: 1. Air Quality Grants FY20 v5, 2. Draft Ordinance, 3. Ordinance 2019-02-14-0119
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DEPARTMENT: Health


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Colleen M. Bridger MPH, PhD


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

Authorizing grant applications to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for FY 2020 and authorizing a personnel complement.

SUMMARY:

This ordinance authorizes the submission of a grant application renewal and the acceptance of funds upon award in an amount of up to $210,139.00 from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) through direct funding grants and contracts for public health functions of the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (Metro Health) for a period beginning September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2020.

This ordinance also authorizes the submission of an application to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and authorizes the acceptance of funds upon award in an amount of up to $327,329.00 for participation in the Whole Air Program to support field operations and sample collection activities for a term beginning September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2020.

In addition, this ordinance authorizes the finalization of programmatic funding for the maintenance and delivery of essential public health services within Metro Health. This action also authorizes a proposed program budget and personnel complement.

Furthermore, this ordinance authorizes the Director of Metro Health to initiate, negotiate, and execute any and all necessary documents and grant contracts to effectuate the application and acceptance of the referenced grants, and to execute contract amendments pertaining to these contracts, to include: a) carry-over funds, when ascertained and approved by the funding agency through a revised notice of award; b) line item budget revisions authorized by the funding agency; c) modifications to the performance measures authorized by the funding agency and listed in the contracts so long as the terms of the amendment stay within the general parameters of th...

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