Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 23-0848    Name: Aging Covid grant
Type: Written Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/23/2023 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 3/14/2023 Final action:
Title: Consideration of a Grant Application to the National Council of Aging to Address the Needs of Older Adults to Receive COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccinations.
City of Alexandria, Virginia
________________

MEMORANDUM

DATE: MARCH 7, 2023

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

DOCKET TITLE:
TITLE
Consideration of a Grant Application to the National Council of Aging to Address the Needs of Older Adults to Receive COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccinations.
BODY
_________________________________________________________________

ISSUE: Consideration of a grant application to the National Council of Aging to focus on addressing needs of older adults to receive COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccinations.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council:

(1) Retroactively approve the submission of a grant application to the National Council of Aging for $150,000; and

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

BACKGROUND: With support from the U.S. Health and Human Services' Administration for Community Living, the National Council on Aging is soliciting applications from eligible entities, including local health departments, across the country to fund projects that increase the number of older adults and people with disabilities from underserved communities (racial, ethnic, religious, and/or gender minorities, as those impacted by poverty) receiving COVID-19 and Influenza vaccinations. Applications are being accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis, through March 1, 2023, or until funding is exhausted. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis for an approximately 12-month project period, which may begin any time after January 1, 2023, and close as late as April 15, 2024. The maximum amount that may be awarded for Tier 1 Community Action Grants (county, city, jurisdictional) is $150,000 per entity. This will be the first time that the Alexandria Health Department (AHD) has applied for this funding opportunity.

DISCUSSION: If funded, the Alexandria Healt...

Click here for full text