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File #: 21-303    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/11/2021 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 2/23/2021 Final action: 2/23/2021
Title: Accept the 2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program COVID-19 Supplemental Award Round 2 in the amount of $5,709 and Approve the Related Budget Amendment Including the Required 10% Matching Funds.
Attachments: 1. EMW-2020-FG-05588 - Award Package
REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
Title
Accept the 2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program COVID-19 Supplemental Award Round 2 in the amount of $5,709 and Approve the Related Budget Amendment Including the Required 10% Matching Funds.

Report
COUNCIL PILLAR
Deliver and Enhance High Quality Efficient Services and Infrastructure

BACKGROUND
The Fire Department has received a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program COVID-19 Supplemental Round 2 award in the amount of $5,709 to supplement the cost of COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for department personnel. This grant requires the City to provide a ten percent funds match and staff is requesting appropriations of $508 that can be funded from the Department's existing budget.

DISCUSSION
The Fire Department purchases COVID-19-related PPE to help protect department personnel from contracting the virus when responding to medical calls, including gloves, respirators, face masks, gowns and goggles. Awarded grant funds will be used to reimburse the purchase of the COVID-19 PPE items through the grant's period of performance (01/26/2021 - 01/25/2022).

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
The action being considered does not constitute a "project" within the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15378(b)(5) in that it is a governmental organizational or administrative activity that will not result in direct or indirect changes in the environment.

FISCAL IMPACT
Actions are recommended to accept the AFG award and appropriate funds in the amount of $5,709 and required ten percent City match of $508 to purchase the PPE needed to respond to medical calls during the COVID-19 pandemic. AFG is a reimbursement grant, and upon expenditure of the appropriated funds, the Department will request reimbursement from FEMA. Staff is recommending that funding be reallocated from the Fire Department's General Fund Materials, Service...

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