STL County Council approves legislation that would fund HIV prevention in the area

The St. Louis County Council approved legislation at Tuesday’s meeting that would allow the county to accept a grant that would help fund HIV prevention services and allow for risk reduction activities.

The bill would authorize County Executive Steve Stenger to accept a grant of $100,000 from the City of St. Louis Department of Health for the services.

The bill easily passed the County Council with a vote of 6-0, with the bill’s sponsor Councilman Sam Page absent.

In addition, the council passed a bill that would allow Stenger to accept a donation of $1,100 from the Islamic Community Center for purchase of blankets for the homeless in the county.

The County Council also moved a bill that would appropriate a grant of $261,000 to help pay for the salaries of three domestic violence unit detectives to second passage.

Police Chief Jon Belmar requested the legislation be brought up that would appropriate a grant in the amount of $261,020.23 awarded by the 2018-19 STOP Violence Against Women (VAWA).

The VAWA grant program is administered by the Missouri Department of Public Safety.

Belmar stated that the award will fund the partial salaries and benefits of three domestic violence unit detectives.

The grant runs from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31 2019.

The bill will now head to final passage.

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