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File #: 20-5581   
Type: Grant Applications and Awards
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 10/29/2020
Posting Language: Ordinance approving the submission of a Head Start Grant application to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and acceptance upon award of an amount up to $25,037,682.00 for the period of February 1, 2021 to January 31, 2022; approving a program budget, including an in-kind match of $6,259,421.00, and a personnel complement of 98 positions for the Department of Human Services. [Colleen M. Bridger, MPH, PhD, Assistant City Manager; Melody Woosley, Director, Human Services]
Attachments: 1. Head Start FY 21-22 Personnel Comp, 2. Head Start FY 21-22 Budget, 3. Head Start Budget Comparison, 4. Draft Ordinance, 5. Ordinance 2020-10-29-0765
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 consideration of the following items related to the City's Head Start Grant Program:
A. An Ordinance authorizing the submission of a Head Start grant application and associated grant documents to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and acceptance upon award of federal funds in an amount up to $25,037,682.00 for the period of February 1, 2021 to January 31, 2022;
B. Authorizing a total program budget of $31,297,103.00 including an in-kind match of $6,259,421.00 and personnel complement of 98 positions for DHS; and
C. 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 to eligible children between the ages of three and five, and their families. The Department of Human Services' Head Start program provides high quality program services to 3,020 children and their families at Head Start centers located in San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) and Edgewood ...

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