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File #: 0831-2014    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/2/2014 In control: Workforce Development Committee
On agenda: 4/21/2014 Final action: 4/23/2014
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into contract with Per Scholas to provide technical training, workplace literacy and soft skills in technology education to low income individuals; to authorize the appropriation and expenditure of $75,000.00 from the Neighborhood Initiatives Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($75,000.00)
Sponsors: Priscilla Tyson, A. Troy Miller
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to enter into contract with Per Scholas. Per Scholas will partner with Columbus State Community College to provide technical training, workplace literacy and soft skills in technology education to low income individuals. These funds will support program activities for a twelve-month period for a total amount of $75,000.00.

The legislation targets a social service agency that will provide help to families and households through educational activities and workplace and technology skills. In addition, the City supports programs and activities so that the greater population is assured access to other community assistance. This funding will allow the process to continue much needed services.

FISCAL IMPACT: This ordinance authorizes the appropriation and expenditure of $75,000.00 from the Neighborhood Initiatives Fund for this purpose.

Title

To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into contract with Per Scholas to provide technical training, workplace literacy and soft skills in technology education to low income individuals; to authorize the appropriation and expenditure of $75,000.00 from the Neighborhood Initiatives Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($75,000.00)

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WHEREAS, Per Scholas has submitted an application seeking financial assistance for critical social service needs; and

WHEREAS, the Director of the Department of Development desires to enter into contract with Per Scholas to support social service programing using funds from the Neighborhood Services Initiatives Fund; and

WHEREAS, the contract will be funded with the Neighborhood Services Initiatives Fund; and

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Department of Development in that it is immediately necessary to appropriate and expend said funds and to enter into contract with Per Scholas to avoid causing interruptions in the delivery of...

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