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File #: 19-7856   
Type: Grant Applications and Awards
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 11/7/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance approving the submission of an Early Head Start Grant application and acceptance upon award of up to $2,254,384.00, including up to $224,752.00 in start-up funds, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the period March 1, 2020 through February 28, 2021, and approving an in-kind match of up to $563,596.00, to be shared between the Department of Human Services and Edgewood Independent School District and a personnel complement of 5 positions. [Colleen M. Bridger, MPH, PhD, Assistant City Manager; Melody Woosley, Director, Human Services]
Attachments: 1. Draft EHS Application 10 15 19 v1, 2. Supt-letter of commitment EHS mmiller, 3. Draft Training Plan EHS rr 10 10 19 akj, 4. Copy of EHS. Ordinance Budget, 5. EHS Grant Fiscal Impact Form, 6. EHS. Pers Comp, 7. Draft Ordinance, 8. Ordinance 2019-11-07-0907
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DEPARTMENT: Human Services


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Melody Woosley


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Council Districts 5 and 6


SUBJECT: Early Head Start Grant Opportunity


SUMMARY:

The Department of Human Services (DHS) requests authorization of the following budgetary, grant and associated actions related to an application to the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Early Head Start program in partnership with Edgewood Independent School District (EISD):

a) Submission of application to ACF and acceptance upon award of up to $2,254,384.00 for the EHS program budget, which includes up to $224,752.00 for start-up funds. An in-kind match of up to $563,596.00 will be required, for a total budget of $2,817,980.00. This will fund 80 childcare center based slots and 48 home based slots for children six weeks to three years of age;
b) The application will request funds to allocate 80 EHS slots to EISD early childhood program located at Cardenas and Stafford Head Start/Early Childhood Centers and 48 slots for home based services provided to families within EISD;
c) The proposed personnel complement of five (5) positions; and
d) Furthermore, this ordinance authorizes the Director of Human Services 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...

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