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File #: 19-7584   
Type: Grant Applications and Awards
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 10/31/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance approving the acceptance of funds from the Texas Department of State Health Services in an amount not to exceed $100,000.00 for grant activities related to implementing diabetes prevention and self-management education and support classes and establishing a bi-directional referral system for a term ending August 31, 2020. [Colleen M. Bridger, MPH, PhD, Assistant City Manager; Jennifer Herriott, MPH, Interim Director, Health]
Attachments: 1. DSHS-Diabetes FY20 Budget, 2. Draft Ordinance, 3. Ordinance 2019-10-31-0881

DEPARTMENT: Health                     

 

 

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Jennifer Herriott, MPH

                     

                     

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide

 

 

SUBJECT:

 

Authorizing the acceptance of funds from the Texas Department of State Health Services for the Diabetes Prevention and Control grant.

 

 

SUMMARY:

 

This ordinance authorizes the acceptance of funds upon award in an amount not to exceed $100,000.00 for an initial term ending August 31, 2020 for diabetes prevention and self-management education and support activities and the delivery of services within the Diabetes Prevention and Control Program grant, and authorizes the allocation of grant funds to support an existing personnel complement.

 

The funds will be used to work with community partners to: 1) engage stakeholders to provide input on diabetes prevention and self-management education support services and outcomes; 2) implement classes for diabetes self-management and diabetes prevention; 3) establish a bi-directional referral system with local health providers; 4) attend Lifestyle Coach Training from a CDC-approved training entity and implement a CDC recognized lifestyle program; and, 5) develop a program expansion plan.

 

Furthermore, this ordinance authorizes the Director of Metro Health to initiate, negotiate, and execute any and all necessary documents and a grant contract to effectuate the acceptance of the referenced grant funds, 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:

 

The Chronic Disease Prevention Program was created in 2009 to tie together the efforts and resources of new and existing projects focused on chronic disease prevention and wellness promotion. The program provides: health information; education; and, programs related to nutrition, physical activity, and diabetes and obesity prevention. The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Diabetes Prevention and Control Program grant aims to fund Metro Health to work with community partners to: 1) engage stakeholders to provide input on diabetes prevention and self-management education support services and outcomes; 2) implement classes for diabetes self-management and diabetes prevention; 3) establish a bi-directional referral system with local health providers; 4) attend Lifestyle Coach Training from a CDC approved training entity and implement a CDC recognized lifestyle program; and, 5) develop a program expansion plan.

 

The DSHS expressed interest in funding Metro Health to expand the work of the Chronic Disease Prevention Program.  On September 20, 2019, DSHS sent Metro Health a draft Statement of Work, a Budget template and Face Page to apply for the funds and begin the sub-recipient process.  DSHS requested the documents be returned by October 4, 2019.  The application was submitted on October 4, 2019 with authorization from a Special Category Grant Opportunity form.

 

 

ISSUE:

 

Metro Health requests City Council authorize the acceptance of funds upon award in an amount not to exceed $100,000.00 from the Department of State Health Services for the Diabetes Prevention and Control Program.  The funds will be used to: 1) engage stakeholders to provide input on diabetes prevention and self-management education support services and outcomes; 2) implement classes for diabetes self-management and diabetes prevention; 3) establish a bi-directional referral system with local health providers; 4) attend Lifestyle Coach Training from a CDC-approved training entity and implement a CDC recognized lifestyle program; and, 5) develop a program expansion plan.

 

 

ALTERNATIVES:

 

Should City Council not approve this ordinance, Metro Health will not be able to expand programs for the Chronic Disease Prevention Program.

 

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

 

An ordinance authorizing the acceptance of funds from the Department of State Health Services in an amount not to exceed $100,000.00 for grant activities related to implementing diabetes prevention and self-management education classes and a referral system, for an initial term ending August 31, 2020.  Metro Health will have the opportunity to apply for additional years of non-competitive funding. There is no impact on the General Fund in the form of a cash match.  This action will not authorize any additional personnel complement. The program funded through this grant will be administerial using existing authorized positions.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

Staff recommends City Council authorize an ordinance for the acceptance of grant funds upon award in an amount not to exceed $100,000.00 from the Department of State Health Services for a term ending August 31, 2020 for the Diabetes Prevention and Control Program.