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File #: 0621-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/3/2020 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 7/27/2020 Final action: 7/30/2020
Title: To authorize the Office of the Mayor to accept grant funds from the CelebrateOne Community Fund at The Columbus Foundation for support of the Connector Corps program in the amount of $344,414.00; to authorize the appropriation of $344,414.00 to the City's Private Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($344,414.00)
Attachments: 1. ordinance_0621-2020 (Fiscal Attachment)
Explanation

BACKGROUND: CelebrateOne has been awarded a grant by members of the Crane family, which have been deposited into the CelebrateOne Community Fund at The Columbus Foundation. This ordinance is needed to accept and appropriate $344,414.00 in grant money to support the work of CelebrateOne’s community health workers, known as the Connector Corps, for the time period of January 1, 2020 thru December 31, 2021.

The Connector Corps is CelebrateOne’s team of Community Health Workers, or CHWs, dedicated to connecting pregnant and parenting women and their families to clinical care and social supports. Connectors are skilled at identifying barriers and helping to navigate the complex set of programs, agencies and systems designed to support healthy birth outcomes. There are Connectors based in 8 different neighborhoods throughout Columbus, as these communities have disproportionately higher infant mortality rates. CelebrateOne partners with Columbus Public Health to provide administrative and fiscal oversight of the Corps.

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, given the grant start date of January 1, 2020. Up to date financial posting promotes accurate accounting and financial management.

FISCAL IMPACT: The program activity is funded in part by private contributions to the CelebrateOne Community Fund at The Columbus Foundation and does not generate revenue nor require a City match.

Title

To authorize the Office of the Mayor to accept grant funds from the CelebrateOne Community Fund at The Columbus Foundation for support of the Connector Corps program in the amount of $344,414.00; to authorize the appropriation of $344,414.00 to the City's Private Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($344,414.00)

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WHEREAS, $344,414.00 in grant funds have been made available to Columbus Public Health through the CelebrateOne Community Fund...

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