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File #: 1926-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/7/2017 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 7/24/2017 Final action: 7/26/2017
Title: To approve the grant application of The Salvation Army seeking financial assistance to address emergency human service needs pursuant to Columbus City Code; to authorize the appropriation and expenditure of $15,000.00 from the Neighborhood Initiatives Fund; to authorize the Director of Development to execute a grant agreement with The Salvation Army to support its Emergency Disaster Service-Response Program; and to declare an emergency. ($15,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD1926-2017 2017 Fund 1000 Sub 100018 Salvation Army
Explanation
BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a grant agreement with The Salvation Army for the provision of services for a twelve-month period. The total amount of this grant agreement is $15,000.00.

The legislation targets a social service program that falls into one or more of the City’s three priority areas including emergency and basic needs, employment and self-sufficiency, and social success for our residents and neighborhoods.

The Salvation Army is requesting funds to support its Emergency Disaster Service-Response Program. This program assists low-income individuals/families living in Columbus who are unable to meet their immediate needs due to an individual emergency/disaster. Clients are assisted with emergency food and material assistance to resolve their immediate crisis and are linked to community support services to address ongoing needs and to help them return to their pre-disaster status.

As a member of the Emergency Disaster Services recovery network, the program serves clients facing recovery from personal emergencies and provides mass feeding services to clients of a large scale community disaster. Key partners include American Red Cross, Furniture Bank of Central Ohio (FBCO), Dollar Energy Fund, and Columbia Gas.

Emergency action is necessary to avoid causing interruptions in the delivery of program services.

FISCAL IMPACT: Funding for these expenditures is allocated from the Neighborhood Initiatives Fund ($15,000.00).

Title
To approve the grant application of The Salvation Army seeking financial assistance to address emergency human service needs pursuant to Columbus City Code; to authorize the appropriation and expenditure of $15,000.00 from the Neighborhood Initiatives Fund; to authorize the Director of Development to execute a grant agreement with The Salvation Army to support its Emergency Disaster Service-Response Program; and to declare an emergency. ($15,000.00...

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