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File #: 0610-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/1/2017 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 3/27/2017 Final action: 3/29/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of Development to execute grant agreements with various social service agencies to address and provide for multiple human service needs; to authorize the expenditure of $1,813,269.50 from the Emergency Human Services Fund; to authorize the expenditure of $1,813,269.50 from the general fund. ($3,626,539.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD0610-2017 2017 Competitive Human Services
Explanation
BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to enter into grant agreements with various social service agencies throughout Central Ohio for the provision of services for a twelve-month period. The total amount of these grants is $3,626,539.00.

This is the third and final year of a three year competitive grant award process which was put in place to achieve the following Objective: to support goal oriented, outcome based social service programs and activities that will address critical needs in the Columbus community through a competitive process that enables new, successful and targeted programs to be funded. The legislation targets social service programs that fall into three priority areas including emergency and basic needs, employment and self-sufficiency, and social success for our residents and neighborhoods. Programs include, but are not limited to: day care, substance abuse prevention programs, refugee and resettlement programs, senior care, mediation services, services for the disabled, material assistance and food programs, workforce development, youth programs and other services. This funding will allow the process to continue much needed services.

FISCAL IMPACT: Funding for these expenditures is allocated from the Emergency Human Services Fund ($1,813,269.50) and the general fund $1,813,269.50).

Title
To authorize the Director of Development to execute grant agreements with various social service agencies to address and provide for multiple human service needs; to authorize the expenditure of $1,813,269.50 from the Emergency Human Services Fund; to authorize the expenditure of $1,813,269.50 from the general fund. ($3,626,539.00)

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WHEREAS, various social service agencies have submitted grant applications seeking financial assistance for the third of three years in the competitive human services funding round; and

WHEREAS, City Council is authorized to allocate funds annually to assist...

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