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File #: 2021-2554    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Preliminary Item
File created: 4/29/2021 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 5/25/2021 Final action:
Title: Commission District(s): All Commission Districts Accept a COVID-19 Public Assistance Grant from FEMA as a pass through via GEMA for expanded vaccine operations in the county. DeKalb has been obligated up to $9,587,753.82 for the significant expansion of Emergency Protective Measures.
Indexes: Grant

Public Hearing: YES ? NO ? Department: Public Safety- DEMA

SUBJECT:
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Commission District(s): All Commission Districts
Accept a COVID-19 Public Assistance Grant from FEMA as a pass through via GEMA for expanded vaccine operations in the county. DeKalb has been obligated up to $9,587,753.82 for the significant expansion of Emergency Protective Measures.
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Information Contact: Joseph Cox, DEMA Director
Phone Number: 404-371-2776

PURPOSE:
To consider approving the appropriation of funding for Mass Vaccination Sites FEMA Project #175377, to ensure Emergency Protective Measures.

To consider accepting a COVID-19 Public Assistance Grant from FEMA as a passthrough via GEMA for expanded vaccine operations in the county. DeKalb has been obligated $4,790,876.91 for the first 90 days of operations with the potential to be allocated a total of $9,587,753.82 for the significant expansion of Emergency Protective Measures.

To consider authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to execute the necessary documents.

NEED/IMPACT:
The purpose of this grant is to appropriate funding for Mass Vaccination Sites (FEMA Project #175377) to deliver services to those who traditionally have been underserved and/or are hesitant to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Through stationary sites, mobile strike units, pop-up sites and applicable outreach, this grant will enhance service delivery to vulnerable populations in DeKalb County. The overarching strategy is to bypass the obstacles deterring residents from receiving the vaccine and to meet as well as service populations where they exist.

The grant will fund Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and all other items necessary for proper handling and safety in administration of vaccines. This includes the following: supplies, contracting temporary staff, onsite infection control measures and emergency medical care associated with vaccine administration to address allergi...

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