01-0577R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO ACT AS FISCAL AGENT FOR A $1,000 GRANT FROM THE NORTHLAND FOUNDATION TO THE ST. LOUIS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT RELATING TO THE BOOK TIME WITH YOUR BABY PROGRAM OFFERED THROUGH THE NURSE-FAMILY PARTNERSHIP PROJECT.

BY COUNCILOR NESS:

        RESOLVED, that the city of Duluth through the Duluth Public Library is hereby authorized to act as the fiscal agent for a grant from the Northland Foundation to the St. Louis County Health Department (the Health Department) offered through the Nurse-Family Partnership Project at no cost to the Health Department to support the Book Time with Your Baby Program, which grant agreement is on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. , said funds to be deposited in General Fund 100-100-1704-4690.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution authorizes the City through the Library to act as the fiscal agent for a $1,000 grant from the Northland Foundation to the St. Louis County Health Department to support the Nurse-Family Partnership/Book Time With Your Baby Collaboration. The grant funds will be used to purchase children's books which the public health nurses will distribute, along with information about reading to babies and toddlers and the free materials and services available in public libraries. The nurses follow a home visit protocol to provide support and education to low-income, first time mothers in Duluth with the goal of improving the physical and emotional health and development of children and mothers.