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File #: 23-0401    Name: Health Department
Type: Grant Application Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/11/2022 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 11/9/2022 Final action:
Title: Consideration of a Grant Application to the National Association of County & City Health Officials to Address the Needs of People with Disabilities in COVID-19 Preparedness Planning, Mitigation and Recovery Efforts.
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: NOVEMBER 2, 2022

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

THROUGH: JAMES F. PARAJON, CITY MANAGER /s/

FROM: DR. DAVID C. ROSE, DIRECTOR, ALEXANDRIA HEALTH DEPARTMENT

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Consideration of a Grant Application to the National Association of County & City Health Officials to Address the Needs of People with Disabilities in COVID-19 Preparedness Planning, Mitigation and Recovery Efforts.
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ISSUE: Should the City Council retroactively approve an Alexandria Health Department competitive grant application of up to $75,000 to the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) to focus on addressing needs of people with disabilities in COVID-19 local preparedness planning, mitigation and recovery efforts.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council:

(1) Approve the submission of a grant application to NACCHO; and

(2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all the necessary documents that may be required.

BACKGROUND: With support from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Human Development and Disability, the National Association of County and City Health Officials is soliciting applications from local health departments across the country to fund projects that address the needs of people with disabilities in emergency preparedness, including COVID-19 planning, mitigation, and recovery efforts. If funded, Alexandria Health Department's (AHD) Public Health Emergency Management Division will build upon the strong work done by our Population Health Division with disabled residents and partner organizations in Alexandria. AHD will partner with the ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia (ENCV) and other partners to strengthen our emergency operations plans and to help our residents become more prepared and resilient for future pandemics and disasters.

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