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File #: 19-1749   
Type: Grant Applications and Awards
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 2/21/2019
Posting Language: Resolution authorizing the submission of a grant application to and authorizing the acceptance of funds from the Office of the Governor for the Criminal Justice Program in an amount not to exceed $69,075.00 beginning October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020 for the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District’s Stand Up SA Program. [Erik Walsh, Deputy City Manager; Colleen M. Bridger, MPH, PhD, Director of Health]
Attachments: 1. JAG budget, 2. Draft Resolution, 3. Resolution 2019-02-21-0021R
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DEPARTMENT: Health                     

 

 

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Colleen M. Bridger MPH, PhD

                     

                     

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide

 

 

SUBJECT:

 

A resolution authorizing the submission of a grant application and authorizing the acceptance of funds, if awarded, for the Criminal Justice Program, CFDA No. 16.738, in an amount not to exceed $69,075.00 for 12 months beginning October 1, 2019.

 

 

 

SUMMARY:

 

This resolution authorizes the submission of a grant application and authorizes the acceptance of funds, if awarded, from the Office of the Governor, to increase Stand Up SA capacity to establish meaningful, collaborative, and sustainable partnerships within targeted neighborhoods, educate the public regarding methodologies to reduce gun violence and recidivism, and to purchase computer hardware and software, in an amount not to exceed $69,075.00 for 12 months beginning October 1, 2019.

 

The above referenced request for funding included a project narrative, problem statement, budget and budget narrative due on February 28, 2019.

 

Furthermore, this resolution authorizes the Director of the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (Metro Health) to initiate, negotiate, and execute any and all necessary documents and a grant contract to effectuate the acceptance of the referenced grant, and to execute contract amendments pertaining to this contract, 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 contract so long as the terms of the amendment stay within the general parameters of the intent of the grant; d) no cost extensions; e) amendments which will provide supplemental grant funds to the grant by the funding agency in an amount up to 20% of the total amount awarded to the grant; f) reimbursement increases of administrative funds for each participant served; g) amendments funding one time equipment purchases or defined program services; and h) changes in regulations mandated by the funding agency.

 

 

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

 

According to the U. S. Census Bureau, San Antonio’s population in 2014 was 1,436,697 making it the 7th largest city in the United States.  During 2014, San Antonio was ranked 7th, out of the top 10 most populated cities in the United States in the number of homicide deaths, with 7.17 deaths per 100,000 population. The total number of homicides listed on the SAPD website for San Antonio in 2014 was 103. In 2014 there were 33 murders in Stand Up SA’s target area, comprised of four neighborhoods. The population of the four neighborhoods was 83,520. This equates to one-third of all the murders in the City of San Antonio being committed within the boundaries of these four neighborhoods. These neighborhoods contain only six percent of the population of San Antonio.

 

The goals of Metro Health’s Stand Up SA program includes establishing meaningful, collaborative, and sustainable partnerships within targeted neighborhoods and educating the public regarding methodology to reduce gun violence. With funding from the Governor’s Office, Metro Health will:

                     Hire a Temporary Full-time Case Manager; and

                     Purchase a laptop computer/software for the Case Manager.

Metro Health will submit the application on February 28, 2019.

 

 

 

ISSUE:

 

Metro Health requests City Council authorize the department’s submission of a grant application to and authorize the acceptance of funds, if awarded, from the Office of the Governor for the Criminal Justice Program. Metro Health’s Stand Up SA Program works to establish meaningful, collaborative, and sustainable partnerships within targeted neighborhoods and educate the public regarding ways to reduce gun violence and recidivism. Metro Health proposes to use these funds to provide case management and referral to social services programs to reduce gun violence and recidivism within the city.

 

 

ALTERNATIVES:

 

Should City Council not authorize Metro Health’s application to participate in the Criminal Justice Grant Program, the department would forego the opportunity to apply for additional resources and utilize the funds, if awarded, to improve data collection efforts and track progress of Stand Up SA participants, and provide case management and referrals for its participants.

 

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

 

A resolution authorizing the submission of a grant application to and authorizing the acceptance of funds from the Office of the Governor for the Criminal Justice Program in an amount not to exceed $69,075.00  beginning October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020 for the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District’s Stand Up SA Program. There will be no fiscal impact to Health’s FY 2019 Adopted Budget.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

Staff recommends City Council authorize the submission of a grant application to the Office of the Governor for the Criminal Justice Grant program and the acceptance of funds and execution of the grant documents, if the grant is awarded by the funder.