Collier County
FL

Action Item
10705

Recommendation to accept an award of $63,560 in grant funds from the State of Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services for supplies and training and to authorize necessary Budget Amendments.

Information

Department:Emergency Medical ServicesSponsors:
Category:16.E Consent Agenda-Administrative Services Dept

Executive Summary

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

Recommendation to accept an award of $63,560 in grant funds from the State of Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services for supplies and training and to authorize necessary Budget Amendments.

 

 

OBJECTIVE:   To expand and improve pre-hospital emergency medical services utilizing State grant funds.

 

CONSIDERATIONS:  The County received notification of funding on August 16, 2019 in the amount of $63,560.  On September 24, 2019, the Board of County Commissioners approved the submittal of a grant application to the State of Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services in the amount of $63,560.  The purpose of the grant is to improve operational efficiency and increase the safety of patients and field personnel and funds will be used to purchase necessary supplies, equipment, and training.

 

A grant award notice in the form of a letter will be forthcoming from the State of Florida.  There is no formal agreement requiring Board signature.  The previously signed application affirms compliance with the terms and conditions of the grant.  Should the funding amount be awarded higher than the anticipated $63,560, a subsequent Board action will be forthcoming. 

 

 

FISCAL IMPACT:  This grant requires no local match. A Budget Amendment is necessary to appropriate the grant award of $63,560 within EMS Grant (493), Project 33655.

 

GROWTH MANAGEMENT IMPACT:  There is no Growth Management impact.

 

LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS:   This item is approved for form and legality and requires a majority vote for Board action.  - JAB

 

RECOMMENDATION:  To approve and accept the award and authorize the Budget Amendment in the amount of $63,560 to appropriate the grant funds.

 

 

Prepared by:  Erin Page, Accounting Supervisor, Emergency Medical Services

 

 

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