Lake County, IL
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File #: 21-0701    Version: 1 Name: HD Fund Balance EA
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/22/2021 In control: Health and Community Services Committee
On agenda: Final action: 5/11/2021
Title: Joint resolution for Emergency Appropriation for Vaccination Efforts from the Health Department Fund Balance.
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Joint resolution for Emergency Appropriation for Vaccination Efforts from the Health Department Fund Balance.

Staff Summary
* An emergency appropriation in an amount of $2,596,690 from the Health Department Fund balance is necessary for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 to provide for Mass Vaccination POD sites.

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RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, The Lake County Health Department has been on the front lines of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency since the start of the pandemic in March 2020 and since December 2020 has been distributing vaccines to combat the spread of the virus; and

WHEREAS, as of April 21, 2021, the Health Department and their partners have administered 429,158 vaccinations to our residents and administered an additional quantity of vaccinations to those that work in Lake County; and

WHEREAS, vaccination distribution will need to continue well into FY 2021 using a Health Department budget that did not contain continuous funding for mass vaccination points of dispensing (POD); and

WHEREAS, the American Rescue Plan provided $50 billion to the FEMA Public Assistance program for 100% reimbursement to entities for eligible vaccination distribution expenses, and in an effort to maximize funding sources, County Administration made the determination that the FEMA Public Assistance program shall be the first funding source used to fund vaccination distribution efforts; and

WHEREAS, the FEMA Public Assistance Program is a reimbursement-based program and non-federal funds will need to be made available upfront for necessary expenses; and

WHEREAS, funding is available in fund reserves for use during the Public Health Emergency and, similar to the strategy of maximizing available funding sources, Lake County shall also maximize the use of reserves from the appropriate locations; and

WHEREAS, sufficient reserves are available in the Health Department Fund balance and supporting vaccination distribution during a Public Health Emergency is an appropriate use of th...

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