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File #: 19-7296   
Type: Grant Applications and Awards
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 10/17/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance approving the following items related to the City of San Antonio Head Start Program: a) submission and acceptance upon award of a Head Start grant application to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for an amount up to $23,764,616.00 for the period of February 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021; b) an in kind match of $5,941,154.00; c) a personnel complement of 91 positions; (d) designation of advisory committees; and (e) an interlocal agreement with Texas A&M San Antonio in an amount not to exceed $120,000.00 over a four year period. [Colleen M. Bridger, MPH, PhD, Assistant City Manager; Melody Woosley, Director, Human Services]
Attachments: 1. HS 20-21 Personnel Complement, 2. EHS personnel comp, 3. HS 19-20 to 20-21 Budget Comparison, 4. TAMU Interlocal - (Signed by TAMU), 5. Draft Ordinance, 6. Ordinance 2019-10-17-0848
DEPARTMENT: Human Services


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Melody Woosley


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

Head Start Grant Refunding Application


SUMMARY:

The Department of Human Services (DHS) requests approval of the following grant and budgetary actions for the City's Head Start program:

a) Submitting a grant application and associated grant documents to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and acceptance upon award of an amount up to $23,764,616.00 for the period of February 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021;
b) Authorizing total program budget of $29,705,770.00 including an in-kind match of $5,941,154.00 and a personnel complement of 91 positions for DHS;
c) Designating advisory committees to oversee key responsibilities related to program governance and improvement of the City's Head Start programs as under 45 C.F.R. 1301.2(c) ; and
d) Approving an Interlocal Agreement with Texas A&M San Antonio at San Antonio in the amount not to exceed $120,000.00 over a four-year period to provide professional development.

Furthermore, this ordinance authorizes the Director of Human Services to initiate, negotiate, and execute any and all necessary documents including a grant contract, and contract amendments accepting, when approved by HHS: a) carryover funds; b) line item budget revisions; c) modifications to the performance measures so long as the terms of the amendment stay within the general parameters of the intent of the grant; d) no cost extensions; e) supplemental grant funds in an amount up to 20% of the total amount initially awarded; f) reimbursement increases of administrative funds for each participant served; g) one time equipment purchases or defined program services; and h) changes in regulations mandated.



BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The Head Start program is a federally-funded early childhood education and development program administered by HHS. The Head Start program provides education, family support, and medical services ...

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