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File #: 3294-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 12/11/2019 In control: Criminal Justice & Judiciary Committee
On agenda: 1/13/2020 Final action: 1/15/2020
Title: To authorize and direct Columbus City Council to apply for and accept a grant from The Ohio State University Alliance for the American Dream, a collaboration with Schmidt Futures; to authorize the appropriation of $25,000.00 from the unappropriated balance of the private grant fund; and to declare an emergency. ($25,000.00)
Sponsors: Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor
Attachments: 1. Ord 3294-2019 Legislation Template, 2. File Summary, 3. File Summary
Explanation

BACKGROUND: Columbus City Council, through the office of Councilmember Rob Dorans, has been awarded a $25,000 grant from The Ohio State University Alliance for the American Dream, a collaboration with Schmidt Futures, in support of Columbus City Council’s efforts to simplify the record expungement application process and expand access to legal support services for Columbus residents with a criminal record. The grant award is made available through January 1, 2021. The funds will be used to cover any costs to fully develop and complete the grant proposal, including to pay necessary expenses, administrative or technical assistance, related to the task of developing a grant proposal and associated projects for possible consideration of further investment by Schmidt Futures.

This ordinance is submitted as an emergency so as to allow the financial transaction to be posted in the city's accounting system as soon as possible. Up to date financial posting promotes accurate accounting and financial management.

FISCAL IMPACT: A total grant award of $25,000 from The Ohio State University Alliance for the American Dream, a collaboration with Schmidt Futures, is being awarded to Columbus City Council, through the office of Councilmember Rob Dorans. An acceptance and appropriation of said grant is required. Should expenses post to the grant that are not reimbursed, a transfer of funding from another source will be necessary.

Title

To authorize and direct Columbus City Council to apply for and accept a grant from The Ohio State University Alliance for the American Dream, a collaboration with Schmidt Futures; to authorize the appropriation of $25,000.00 from the unappropriated balance of the private grant fund; and to declare an emergency. ($25,000.00)

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WHEREAS, the existence of criminal records hinders the equitable growth and success of Columbus as a whole; and

WHEREAS, according to the Ohio Justice and Policy Center, 1.3 million Ohio jobs are ...

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