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File #: 14-3561    Name:
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/30/2014 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 1/13/2015 Final action:
Title: Consideration of a Grant Application to the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) for Rape Prevention Education.
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: JANUARY 7, 2015

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, ACTING CITY MANAGER /s/

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Consideration of a Grant Application to the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) for Rape Prevention Education.
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ISSUE: Consideration of a grant application to the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) for funding to develop and expand the Department of Community and Human Services' (DCHS) sexual assault prevention services. The initial period of the contract is March 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016. The contract may be renewed for up to four 1-year periods, contingent on funding

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council:

1) Authorize the submission of an application to VDH for funding in the amount of $46,151 to be used to develop training to give professionals strategies to prevent the perpetration of sexual violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) communities; and, to provide information on sexual assault prevention to all youth in the City's schools and youth-serving organizations;

2) Approve the increase from a 0.50 FTE to 1.0 FTE to deliver evidence-based sexual violence prevention programming to youth.

Grant funding is expected to be ongoing. Nevertheless, the individual who fills this grant-funded position will be notified that the position may terminate if grant funds become unavailable in the future. The employee will also be required to sign an agreement of understanding about this as a condition of employment at the time they are hired. If grant funding becomes unavailable in the future, outcome data will be analyzed to determine the project's effectiveness and may be used to search for alternative funding and/or to reprioritize current DCHS funding to support the program's continuation. If, however, grant funding becomes unavailable a...

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