Agenda Item No. 17


Introduced by the Human Services, County Services and Finance Committees of the:








WHEREAS, young people can learn skills and techniques to assist in abstaining from early sexual activity, the use of tobacco, alcohol and other substances, and other risky behaviors that are dangerous to their health; and


WHEREAS, Ingham County has coordinated an Abstinence Program in Ingham County for several years; and


WHEREAS, the United States Department of Health and Human Services has offered an Abstinence Grant to Ingham County since FY 1999-2000; and


WHEREAS, the Health Department submitted a successful competitive proposal for a new five year cycle of funding beginning with FY 2004-2005; and


WHEREAS, the Federal Government has announced a $276,826 grant award for 2005-2006, year two of the five year period; and


WHEREAS, the Health Officer has advised the Board of Commissioners that the funding of this grant program is included in the Health Departmentís 2006 budget, as recommended by the Controller and approved by the Human Services and Finance Committees, and recommends that the Board authorize and accept the Federal grant.


THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Commissioners accepts a Federal Abstinence Program Grant of $276,826 for the period September 30, 2005 through September 29, 2006.


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a $15,000 contract with the Michigan State University Institute of Children, Youth and Families and a $20,000 contract with Public Sector Consultants be authorized for evaluation of the project for the same period as the grant award.†


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that four mini-grants of $7,500 are authorized with community agencies to create abstinence programming to meet specific community needs.†


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Health Department is authorized to execute contracts with individuals to conduct after-school abstinence education activities in community schools at the rate of $25 per hour for approximately 672 hours total, to include facilitator training time and preparation.†


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a grant funded part-time Educational Specialist-Health position (UAW TOPS C) be established to replace the temporary, part-time position that was utilized in FY 2004-2005.†


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Health Department is authorized to execute contracts with local organizations for recreational and meeting space to support Abstinence Program activities.


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County Controller is authorized to amend the Health Departmentís 2006 budget in order to implement this resolution.


Agenda Item No. 17




BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board Chairperson is authorized to sign any grant documents, mini-grants, contracts or subcontracts authorized by this resolution after review by the County Attorney.†


HUMAN SERVICES:† Yeas:† Hertel, Weatherwax-Grant, Celentino, Dedden, Holman, Severino

††††† Nays:†† None††††††††††††† Absent:† None†† Approved 10/17/05


COUNTY SERVICES:† Yeas:† Celentino, Copedge, De Leon, Severino, Vickers

†††††††† Nays:† None††††††††††††††† Absent:† Schor†††††††††† Approved 10/18/05


FINANCE:† Yeas:† Dedden, Swope, Hertel, Schor, Thomas, Dougan

†††††††††† Nays:† None††††††††††††††† Absent:† None††††††††††††††† Approved 10/19/05