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AI- 2985   9. B. 2.    
BOC Regular
Meeting Date: 09/05/2019  
Resolution to Ratify the Acceptance of the 2019-2021 WKKF School Wellness Program Grant
FROM: Jim Dyer, Corporation Counsel, Corporation Counsel
Department: Corporation Counsel  

Information
RESOLUTION:
Resolved, that the Calhoun County Board of Commissioners approves, and ratifies the Administrator/Controller's signature accepting, a  W. K. Kellogg Foundation grant in the amount of $300,000.00 for a two year period from August 1, 2019 through August 31, 2021, to provide supplemental funding for the School Wellness Program operated by the Calhoun County Public Health Department.
RECOMMENDATION:
The Calhoun County Public Health Department recommends that the Board of Commissioners approve the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) School Wellness Program (SWP) Grant in the amount of $300,000 beginning August 1, 2019 – August 31, 2021. The revenue from the Grant has been factored into the Health Department budget for the coming two fiscal years. The grant agreement has been reviewed and approved by the Corporation Counsel. Due to timing issues relevant to the grant funder, acceptance of the grant before August 31, 2019 was required. 
BACKGROUND:
The School Wellness Program (SWP) is a comprehensive school nursing program designed to advance students’ academic and life-long achievement by providing community-based, family-centered, prevention-oriented services. These services aim to promote the health and well-being of school-aged children while maximizing their potential for learning through improved access to health-related services offered in the school. The goal of the SWP is to build and maintain a healthy school community by implementing strategies to promote the health and safety of students, families, staff, and the community. These strategies will assure that students remain in the classroom, healthy, and ready to learn.
 
On behalf of the WKKF, the Calhoun County Public Health Department (CCPHD) was awarded $300,000 for two years, $150,000 per year, in continuation of the 2018-2019 implemented acuity model. Since the acuity model’s implementation, comparing the 17-18 and 18-19 academic years, initial BCPS data indicated a (10%) decrease in student absences within the four Battle Creek Public care management model participating schools. There was also a (1.46%) decrease in absenteeism for students treated under the asthma care management model. It is, however, important to note there are many reasons for student absenteeism such as truancy, tardiness, bus or school suspension, and inaccurate data entry. 
 
Attached is a copy of the grant submittal and grant award letter.
ALTERNATIVES:
None. Acceptance of the grant is assumed in the 2019-2020 budget for the Health Department 
SUMMARY:
Approval and ratification of the grant acceptance for the 2019-2021 WKKF grant providing supplemental funding for the School Wellness Program (SWP) is recomended.

Fiscal Impact
BUDGETARY IMPACT:
This grant award will provide the supplemental funding necessary to continue operating the SWP in Battle Creek Public Schools. These funds were included in the FY20 proposed budget to be presented to the Board of Commission on September 5, 2019. There are no staffing impacts as a result of this grant.
Attachments
Grant Application
Grant Award Notification
Grant Contract - Signed
Signature Confirmation

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