Tehama County
California

Regular Item
9724

HEALTH SERVICES AGENCY / PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION - Executive Director Valerie Lucero

Information

Department:HSA / Public HealthSponsors:
Category:Grant

Financial Impact

No County general funds involved. This grant opportunity could provide an additional $129,615.56 for a 1-year period to support the completion of the objectives summarized in the Arrive Alive Tehama program Executive Summary.

REQUESTED ACTION (S)

a)              Request confirmation of an application submitted by the Health Services Agency

for the Arrive Alive Tehama Grant from the State of California Office of Traffic Safety aimed to reduce injuries and prevent fatalities of child passengers, and to prevent injuries and fatalities from impaired and distracted driving in the amount of $129,615.56 for federal Fiscal Year 2017-2018

BACKGROUND INFO

The Board granted conceptual approval to develop the application for the Arrive Alive Tehama Grant at the January 24, 2017 meeting with the understanding the Department would bring the full application before the Board for confirmation.

 

Through a grant award from Office of Traffic Safety, the Arrive Alive Tehama Program, which is guided by funder-defined goals, will continue objectives to provide seat belt and child safety seat education through the provision of child safety seats to low-income families, conducting child safety seat check-ups, and education to teens about using seat belts. New educational and enforcement objectives aimed at countering distracted driving will be integrated to the scope of work as well.

 

If confirmation is not granted, TCHSA-Public Health Division will have to retract the application for the 1-year grant. The department would potentially lose the opportunity to provide injury prevention education intended to save lives.