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File #: 220702    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/20/2022 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 11/22/2022
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution relating to the appropriation of the second tranche of American Rescue Plan Act funds for a Milwaukee emergency medical services augmentation project.
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Indexes: FEDERAL GRANTS, FEDERAL LEGISLATION, MEDICAL SERVICE
Attachments: 1. Cover Letter, 2. Hearing Notice List
Number
220702
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference
210743, 211939

Sponsor
THE CHAIR

Title
Substitute resolution relating to the appropriation of the second tranche of American Rescue Plan Act funds for a Milwaukee emergency medical services augmentation project.

Analysis
This resolution allocates and appropriates $5,000,000 from the second tranche of American Rescue Plan Act funds to fund the Milwaukee Fire Department to meet the City’s 2023 subsidy obligations for basic life support ambulance providers operating in service areas that include qualified census tracts.

Body
Whereas, the Common Council, in File number 211910, directed the American Rescue Plan Act Funding Allocation Task Force to provide recommendations to the Common Council for the allocation of remaining, unallocated, second tranche American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding in the amount of $100,213,324.50; and
Whereas, the Common Council, in File number 210743, appropriated first tranche ARPA funds in the amount of $4,700,000 to fund the Milwaukee Fire Department’s basic life support ambulance program in 2021, which program included the provision of a subsidy to private ambulance service providers providing ambulance service to Milwaukee residents in service areas encompassing qualified census tracts; and
Whereas, the Fire Department anticipates receiving funding from the State of Wisconsin - Department of Administration’s ARPA allocation to fund the City’s 2022 subsidy obligations; and
Whereas, funding for the basic life support program must be appropriated for the City’s 2023 subsidy obligations from the City ARPA funds presently designated for Task Force consideration; now, therefore, be it
Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee, that $5,000,000 from the remaining second tranche ARPA funding shall be allocated and appropriated to the Milwaukee Fire Department to fund the City’s subsidy obligations to the private ambulance service providers providing basic life support s...

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