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File #: 2022-1401    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Consent
File created: 4/12/2022 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 4/12/2022 Final action: 4/12/2022
Title: Commission District(s): District 7 To Appropriate $50,000 In American Rescue Plan Grant Funds Assigned to POETA Account 105744.63258.521209.01.07.602479 Reserved For The District 7 Appropriation To The Steed Society To Mitigate The Public Health Emergency Created By The COVID-19 Pandemic.

Public Hearing: YES ? NO ? Department: Board of Commissioners - District 7

SUBJECT:
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Commission District(s): District 7
To Appropriate $50,000 In American Rescue Plan Grant Funds Assigned to POETA Account 105744.63258.521209.01.07.602479 Reserved For The District 7 Appropriation To The Steed Society To Mitigate The Public Health Emergency Created By The COVID-19 Pandemic.
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Information Contact: Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson
Phone Number: 404-371-2899

PURPOSE:
To approve the appropriation of $50,000 from the America Rescue Plan grant funds assigned to the account reserved for District 7 to the Steed Society to provide vaccination events in DeKalb County Schools and implement a strategic marketing campaign to encourage citizens who might not otherwise get the vaccine and mitigate the public health emergency created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

NEED/IMPACT:
The $50,000 appropriation will be used to provide vaccination events in DeKalb County Schools and implement a strategic marketing campaign to encourage citizens who might not otherwise get the vaccine and mitigate the public health emergency created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many families and students in low-vaccinated census tracks have not been vaccinated. Only 26% of DeKalb County kids ages 5-9 have had only one vaccination shot. Approximately, 73% of DeKalb County Schools are Title I and provide education and services to low-income and marginalized populations who tend not to get vaccinated. Schools are a trusted location for students and their parents and the best way to reach at-risk populations who have not been vaccinated.

FISCAL IMPACT:
To appropriate an amount not to exceed $50,000 from POETA Account # 105744.63258.521209.01.07.602479 to the Steed Society to provide vaccination events in DeKalb County Schools and implement a strategic marketing campaign to encourage citizens who might not otherwise get the vaccin...

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