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File #: 21-1786    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Awards Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/20/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 4/27/2021 Final action:
Title: Request by Public Health Services for authorization to accept from the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists grant funds in the amount of $50,000, with no required match, for the Pilot Project of Surveillance and Investigation of SARS-CoV-2 in Animals Grant.
Attachments: 1. 1786.pdf
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COVID-19

 

To:                                                               Harris County Commissioners Court

 

Through:                                          Gwen J. Sims, Interim Executive Director, Public Health Services

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Prepared By:                                          Dr. Michael A. White, Director of Veterinary Public Health

 

Subject:                                           COVID-19 Pilot Project of Surveillance and Investigation of SARS-CoV-2 in Animals

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Project ID (If applicable]:

 

Purpose and Request:

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Request by Public Health Services for authorization to accept from the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists grant funds in the amount of $50,000, with no required match, for the Pilot Project of Surveillance and Investigation of SARS-CoV-2 in Animals Grant. 

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Background and Discussion:

The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have selected Harris County Veterinary Public Health to participate in the pilot project for the surveillance and investigation of SARS-CoV-2 in animals. Through the testing of cats and dogs in unincorporated Harris County, the project seeks to better understand the role of companion animals in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and develop a schematic for the veterinary community (private clinics and shelters) to continue testing and reporting on this relationship. 

 

Fiscal Impact:

Grant award amount is $50,000.

 

Fiscal Summary

 Expenditures

FY 20-21

FY 21-22 Projected

Future Years Projected [3 additional years]

Service Impacted:  Harris County Veterinary Public Health

 

 

 

Existing Budget

0.00

50,000

0.00

Additional Appropriation Requested

0.00

0.00

0.00

Total Expenditures

0.00

50,000

0.00

Funding Sources

 

 

 

Existing Department Budget

0.00

50,000

0.00

Please Identify Funding Source (General Fund, PIC, Special Revenue, Grant, Etc.)

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Grant

0.00

[INSERT FUNDING SOURCE HERE]*

n/a

Grant

n/a

Total Sources

0.00

50,000

0.00

 

 

Alternatives:

 N/A

 

Alignment with Strategic Objective:

N/A

                     

Attachments:

Court letter

Agreement

Award Email