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File #: 1604-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/30/2020 In control: Neighborhoods Committee
On agenda: 7/20/2020 Final action: 7/23/2020
Title: This legislation authorizes the transfer of $220,835.00 in Fund 2207 from the Department of Development to the Department of Neighborhoods; authorizes the City Auditor to establish a certificate in the amount of $220,835.00 for grant awards to Columbus area 501c3 nonprofit organizations to administer summer youth employment opportunities connecting low-income city boys and young men of color between the ages of 14 and 24 with career exploration and paid work experience; to authorize the expenditure of up to $220,835.00 from CARES Act fund; to declare an emergency. (220,835.00)
Attachments: 1. Legislative DAX Strings - 1604-2020.pdf
Explanation

Background

This legislation authorizes the transfer of $220,835.00 in Fund 2207 from the Department of Development to the Department of Neighborhoods; authorizes the City Auditor to establish a certificate in the amount of $220,835.00 for grant awards to Columbus area 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations to administer summer youth employment opportunities connecting low-income city youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with career exploration and paid work experience; to authorize the expenditure of up to $220,835.00 from CARES Act fund; to declare an emergency. (220,835.00)

In 2014 President Obama called on cities, non-profits, and the private sector to collaborate and close opportunity gaps for boys and young men of color (B&YMOC). Columbus was one of the first cities to answer this call. The city and partner organizations brought together more than 500 B&YMOC to ensure that Columbus’ My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) work was grounded in testimony from the target population. Numerous non-profit service providers, schools, and companies have created programs to serve vulnerable youth of color since the launch of the national MBK initiative.
Due to the effects of COVID-19, the City of Columbus recognizes many organizations providing summer employment opportunities may not have the capacity to do so in 2020. Through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) fund, up to $220,835.00 is allocated to distribute to qualified Columbus area nonprofit agencies. Grants will be awarded to the Columbus Urban League, IMPACT and Legacy U. The nonprofit organizations serve low-income city boys and young men of color between the ages of 14-24 to help ease the challenges families face due to the current public health emergency. Importantly, all expenses must be eligible under the United States Treasury CARES Act guidelines. Expenses must be necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (...

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