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File #: 1784-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/20/2020 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 7/27/2020 Final action: 7/30/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a grant agreement with Community for New Direction in support of their after school programming; to authorize an expenditure within the CARES Act fund; and to declare an emergency. ($15,000.00)
Sponsors: Priscilla Tyson
Attachments: 1. 1784-2020
Explanation
This ordinance authorizes a grant agreement with Community for New Direction (CND) in support of their after school programming.

Three years ago, CND began a pilot program to bring 21st Century skills and significantly improve common core test-taking skills in math and language for African American girls ages 11-14 through the use of educational software and the technical hardware required to use it. CND would now like to expand that program to our younger African American girls ages 8-10 who are in elementary school, for a total of 90 students served. In addition to improving testing outcomes for girls, if CND is able to provide its after school programming in the 2020-2021 year amid the COVID-19 pandemic (which may bring a hybrid of in-class and online schooling), access to these tablets would provide an additional opportunity to complete online work and may mean the difference between African American girls staying on track or falling behind. An additional 45 girls that participate in CND’s after school programming on the east side, west and south side of Columbus will benefit from this project. Specifically, CND is seeking support to purchase 45 Samsung Galaxy Tab computers as well as the screen protectors and covers for them, along with 3 charging stations. Total cost is approximately $15,000.

Fiscal Impact: Funding is available within the CARES Act fund.

Emergency action is requested in order to provide the resources necessary to make the purchases without delay in advance of the upcoming school year.

Title
To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a grant agreement with Community for New Direction in support of their after school programming; to authorize an expenditure within the CARES Act fund; and to declare an emergency. ($15,000.00)

Body
WHEREAS, Community for New Direction began a pilot program to bring 21st Century skills and significantly improve common core test-taking skills in math and langua...

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