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File #: 20-1622   
Type: Grant Applications and Awards
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 2/20/2020
Posting Language: Ordinance approving the acceptance of funds from Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) in an amount not to exceed $5,000.00 for the DASH Mentorship Program for a term beginning February 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. [Colleen M. Bridger, MPH, PhD, Assistant City Manager; Dawn Emerick, EdD, Director, Health]
Attachments: 1. DASH Mentorship Program FY20 Budget
DEPARTMENT: Health


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Dawn Emerick, EdD


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

An ordinance authorizing the acceptance of funds from Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) for participation in the DASH Mentorship Program in an amount not to exceed $5,000.00.

SUMMARY:

This ordinance authorizes the acceptance of funds from the DASH Mentorship Program in an amount not to exceed $5,000.00 for a term starting February 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 to design or implement initiatives based on shared multi-sector data that support community goals.

The funds will be used to support staffs' participation in the mentorship program activities, including travel to in-person program meetings and conferences. The DASH Mentorship Program pairs former mentees with current mentees to serve as peer mentors and help accelerate the mentee organization's local multi-sector data initiative. Metro Health's participation in the Mentorship Program will support the recently established City of San Antonio (CoSA) inter-departmental Data Collaborative's goal to create a seamless platform for citywide data sharing and a coordinated approach to data-informed problem solving for matters affecting the community.

Furthermore, this ordinance 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 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 wh...

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