Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - December 12, 2017
REVISED December 12, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #33

Emergency Medical Services Matching Grant Funds


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Paul DiCicco, EMS Chief, x 1645

Action Requested

Adoption of Resolution R-17-137 authorizing the submission and acceptance of a matching grant from the Florida Department of Health in the amount of $57,750.00; and authorization to execute the grant application documents.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Florida Statute 401.113, Distribution of grant funds for Pre-Hospital EMS Systems.

Background Discussion

The EMS County Matching Grant program with the Florida Department of Health provides funding for improving and expanding Manatee County’s Pre-Hospital Emergency Medical Services System and does not supplant existing budget allocation.

Funding will be used to purchase 70 ballistic vests for Public Safety Department personnel.  The purchase of 70 vests will allow for three vests to be allocated on each ambulance and one vest on each public safety response vehicle.  Considering the recent events that have transpired in our Country, it has become necessary to offer this level of protection to our personnel.  In addition to calls for service where an active shooter is present, our personnel will wear this protective equipment on calls where the potential for violence or escalating violence may exist.   The total cost for this project (unbudgeted) is $77,000.00.  The State Grant is a 75/25 percent match.

State Contribution = $57,750.00

County Contribution = $19,250.00

(requesting matching contribution be funded by the Community Foundation).

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please return the signed original EMS Matching Grant Application Certification Page and the EMS Request for Grant Fund Distribution Page to Randi Dunsworth, EMS, X 3560, randi.dunsworth@mymanatee.org, and to budget@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Community Foundation Donation

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Resolution Apply & Accept R 17_137 EMS Ballistic Vests.pdf
Attachment:  Grant Application FY18 Manatee Ballistic Vest.pdf