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File #: 20-5746   
Type: Grant Applications and Awards
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 10/29/2020
Posting Language: Ordinance approving the acceptance of funds from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in an amount not to exceed $60,000.00 for laboratory infrastructure support for the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District’s BioWatch Program beginning September 30, 2020 through September 29, 2021. [Colleen M. Bridger, MPH, PhD, Assistant City Manager; Sandra Guerra, MD, MHP, Interim Deputy Public Health Director, Health]
Attachments: 1. FY21 Budget - Biowatch Lab Tech, 2. Draft Ordinance, 3. Ordinance 2020-10-29-0763
DEPARTMENT: Health


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Colleen M. Bridger, MPH, PhD


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

Authorizing the acceptance of funds from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for laboratory support.

SUMMARY:

The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District's (Metro Health) laboratory services branch provides analytical support for various public health programs. The laboratory is host to the BioWatch Program and provides the infrastructure support for testing activities under the Metro Health Laboratory Services Director.

This Ordinance authorizes the acceptance of funds from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in an amount not to exceed $60,000.00 and execution of documents for laboratory infrastructure support of Metro Health's BioWatch Program.

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, 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; 3) 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:

Metro Health's laboratory services branch provides analytical support for various public healt...

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