M&C Review


COUNCIL ACTION:  Approved on 12/4/2018 - Ordinance No. 23480-12-2018

DATE: 12/4/2018 REFERENCE NO.: **G-19428 LOG NAME: 36FY2017 AFG OPERATIONS AND SAFETY GRANT PROGRAM
CODE: G TYPE: CONSENT PUBLIC HEARING: NO
SUBJECT:   Ratify Application for and Authorize Acceptance of a Grant from the Department of Homeland Security - Federal Emergency Management Agency Under the Fiscal Year 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program - Operations and Safety Grant, in the Amount of Up to $568,182.00, Authorize Acceptance of $56,818.00 in Matching Funds from the Metropolitan Area EMS Authority / Emergency Physicians Advisory Board Special Account, Authorize Transfer in the Amount of $56,818.00, as Required, for the City's Cost Match from the Special Donations Fund to the Grants Operating Federal Fund, Authorize Transfer of Certain Funds and Eligible Grant Costs and Adopt Appropriation Ordinance (ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS)

RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended that the City Council:

1.  Ratify Application for and Authorize Acceptance of a Grant from the Department of Homeland Security - Federal Emergency Management Agency Under the Fiscal Year 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program - Operations and Safety Grant, in the Amount of Up to $568,182.00;

2.  Authorize Acceptance of $56,818.00 in matching funds from the Metropolitan Area EMS Authority / Emergency Physicians Advisory Board Special Account;

3.  Authorize Transfer in the Amount of $56,818.00, as Required, for the City's Cost Match from the Special Donations Fund to the Grants Operating Federal Fund;

4.  Authorize Transfer of Certain Funds and Eligible Grant Costs; and

5.  Adopt the attached appropriation ordinance increasing estimated receipts and appropriations in the Grants Operating Federal Fund in the amount of $625,000.00, subject to receipt of a grant from the Department of Homeland Security - Federal Emergency Management Agency.

 
DISCUSSION:

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - Federal Emergency Management Agency provides Fire Operations and Safety Grants as part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. These grants are intended to support projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards. The DHS recently notified the Fort Worth Fire Department (FWFD) that its application for financial assistance submitted under the Fiscal Year 2017 AFG Program had been approved in the amount of $568,182.00. As a condition of this award, the City is required to contribute a 10% cost match in the amount of $56,818.00, for a total project cost of $625,000.00. The Emergency Physicians Advisory Board and the Metropolitan Area EMS Authority Board has agreed to provide these matching funds on behalf of the Fire Department from the Emergency Physicians Advisory Board Special Account.  

In FY 2018, the Fort Worth Fire Department responded to over 117,000 calls. Over 60% (approximately 72,000) of these were calls for emergency medical services. The AFG grant will be used to fund the purchase of 25 cardiac monitors that will provide fire fighters with advanced capabilities to enhance the response to cardiac emergencies and assure more efficient transfer of care from Fire Department personnel to MedStar ambulance staff. The entirety of this grant will be used in the purchase of cardiac monitors. The estimated cost for 25 cardiac monitor is $625,000.00, which includes the following expenditures:

ESTIMATED EXPENDITURESAMOUNT
25 Cardiac Monitors

$625,000.00

Total

$625,000.00

     Federal Share (AFG Grant)

$568,182.00

     Recipient Share (EPAB)

$56,818.00



Approval of this Mayor and Council Communication will ratify the application for the Fiscal Year 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. In addition to authorizing the acceptance of this award, approval will also authorize acceptance of matching funds from the Metropolitan Area EMS Authority / Emergency Physicians Advisory Board Special Account and transfer of these matching funds in the amount of $56,818.00 from the Special Donations Fund to the Grants Operating Federal Fund.  

The Fire Department will be responsible for the oversight and management of this project.  This Grant will not result in any indirect cost revenue.

This project will serve ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS.

This contract will be with a governmental entity, state agency or public institution of higher education: U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Federal Emergency Management Agency.

 
FISCAL INFORMATION/CERTIFICATION:

The Director of Finance certifies that upon approval of the above recommendations, award and receipt of the grant, receipt of the donation and adoption of the attached appropriation ordinance, funds will be available in the Fiscal Year 2019 Grants Operating Federal Fund for this grant.

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Submitted for City Manager's Office by:
Valerie Washington (6199)
Originating Department Head:
James Davis (6801)
Additional Information Contact:
Mark Rauscher (6803)

 
 
ATTACHMENTS
  36FY2017 AFG OPERATIONS AND SAFETY GRANT PROGRAM _21001_AO19.docx