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File #: 3161-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/25/2019 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 12/9/2019 Final action: 12/12/2019
Title: To authorize Columbus City Council to enter into a grant agreement with the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center in support of the Family Services and Choice Food Pantry; and to authorize an appropriation and expenditure within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($40,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord 3161-2019 Legislation Template
Explanation
This ordinance authorizes Columbus City Council to enter into a grant agreement with the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center (CBCRC) in support of the Family Services and Choice Food Pantry.

CRC is a neighborhood-based Settlement House with a wide array of services and 48 years of experience. CRC’s Family Services Program (FSP) provides emergency food and basic necessities, referrals for housing and recovery, and more. FSP’s targeted constituencies are the underserved living in the City of Columbus. In 2018, FSP’s staff and volunteers provided support to over 7,800 unduplicated individuals at (or below) 200% poverty. 21% of these individals were seniors and 29% were children. Additionally, 40% self-reported as refugees/immigrants.

Emergency action is requested in order to avoid any disruption in service for at-risk residents.

Fiscal Impact: Funding is available within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund.

Title
To authorize Columbus City Council to enter into a grant agreement with the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center in support of the Family Services and Choice Food Pantry; and to authorize an appropriation and expenditure within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($40,000.00)

Body
WHEREAS, the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resource Center (CBCRC) is a neighborhood-based Settlement House with a wide array of services and 48 years of experience; and

WHEREAS, Family Services Program (FSP) provides emergency food and basic necessities, referrals for housing and recovery, and more; and

WHEREAS, in 2018, FSP’s staff and volunteers provided support to over 7,800 unduplicated individuals at (or below) 200% poverty; and

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in that it is immediately necessary to authorize a grant agreement with the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resource Center in order to avoid any delay in providing funding in support of at-risk residents, for the preservation of the pu...

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