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File #: 2021-1373    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 4/5/2021 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: 4/6/2021 Final action: 4/20/2021
Enactment date: 4/20/2021 Enactment #: 264
Effective date: 4/26/2021    
Title: Resolution authorizing the Mayor, the Manager of the Office of Community Health and Safety, and the Director of the Department of Public Safety to enter into an agreement or agreements with Primary Care and MEE Productions, for the purpose of mini-grants for Community Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) and Trusted, Community-Identified Leaders who participate in the Allegheny County Health Department and Department of Human Services COVID-19 Awareness Campaign for Ethnic and Minority Communities. in an amount not to exceed $100,000, chargeable to and payable from the Stop the Violence Trust Fund.
Sponsors: Reverend Ricky V. Burgess, R. Daniel Lavelle, Bruce A. Kraus
Attachments: 1. 2021-1373 Summary
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Resolution authorizing the Mayor, the Manager of the Office of Community Health and Safety, and the Director of the Department of Public Safety to enter into an agreement or agreements with Primary Care and MEE Productions, for the purpose of mini-grants for Community Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) and Trusted, Community-Identified Leaders who participate in the Allegheny County Health Department and Department of Human Services COVID-19 Awareness Campaign for Ethnic and Minority Communities. in an amount not to exceed $100,000, chargeable to and payable from the Stop the Violence Trust Fund.

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WHERESAS, the United States is facing an unparalleled modern catastrophe created by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, ironically during the same month as National Public Health and Minority Health Month; and,

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic is a true test of our National Public Health systems as well as a call to action to provide protections specifically for our community's minority groups; and,

WHEREAS the COVID-19 virus' spread is creating havoc in our daily lives by testing our communities and workplaces, and our governments' ability to protect and prioritize the health of the public; and,

WHEREAS COVID-19 is a public health crisis and with any crisis, the strategy and response must help address the current realities as well as prepare for additional challenges in the future; and,

WHEREAS, equity must be at the center of any response to this COVID-19 crisis. In order for the city and the county to thrive, it cannot be at the expense of the African American population who is on the frontline of this pandemic and currently reporting disproportionate coronavirus mortality; and,

WHEREAS, major cities across the country, like Boston and Detroit, are incorporating an equity component to their COVID-19 responses; and,

WHEREAS, in Milwaukee, WI, where African Americans are 21% of the population, they account for 81% of all COVID related ...

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