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File #: 1939-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/10/2017 In control: Workforce Development Committee
On agenda: 7/24/2017 Final action: 7/26/2017
Title: To approve the grant application of Per Scholas 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 Jobs Growth Fund; to authorize the Director of Development to execute a grant agreement with Per Scholas for the provision of workforce development services; and to declare an emergency. ($15,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD1939-2017 2017 Fund 1000 Sub 100015 Per Scholas
Explanation
BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a grant agreement with Per Scholas for the provision of workforce development services for a twelve-month period. The total amount of this grant agreement is $15,000.00.

The legislation targets a workforce development 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.

Per Scholas will receive funding for providing tuition-free IT Job Ready Training to the unemployed and underemployed residents of Columbus.

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

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

Title
To approve the grant application of Per Scholas 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 Jobs Growth Fund; to authorize the Director of Development to execute a grant agreement with Per Scholas for the provision of workforce development services; and to declare an emergency. ($15,000.00)

Body
WHEREAS, Per Scholas has submitted a grant application seeking financial assistance; and

WHEREAS, City Council is authorized to allocate funds annually to assist social service agencies in the city with the operating costs of delivering programs; and

WHEREAS, the Director of the Department of Development desires to enter into a grant agreement with Per Scholas for the continued provision of social services; and

WHEREAS, Per Scholas will be funded with Jobs Growth funds; and

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Department of Development in that it is immediately necessary to authorize the Director to enter into a grant agreement with Per Scholas to ...

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