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File #: 1788-2020    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 Columbus City Council to contract with PMM in support of their work with the Commission on Black Girls to provide COVID-19 outreach efforts to Black girls; to authorize a transfer of appropriations within and an expenditure from the CARES Act Fund; to authorize a waiver of the competitive bidding provisions of Columbus City Codes; and to declare an emergency. ($634,000.00)
Sponsors: Priscilla Tyson, Mitchell Brown
Attachments: 1. 1788-2020
Explanation
This ordinance authorizes Columbus City Council to enter into contract with PMM in support of their work with the Commission on Black Girls to provide COVID-19 outreach efforts to Black girls.

In today’s unprecedented times, African-Americans continue to be disproportionately impacted across social, economic and educational lines. Young Black girls have disproportionately been impacted during the crisis of COVID-19 to further increase the systemic inequities of race, gender, mental health and wellness, civic and social injustices along with the areas that affect them such as trauma, chronic depression, anxiety, raising siblings and victims of bullying, detentions/suspension and expulsion.

Spearheaded by the Commission on Black Girls, PMM will design COVID-19 programming to align with the economic, academic, and mental health and emotional well-being impacting Black girls. PMM will also build a destination resource platform/tool for COVID-19 relief designed to educate, enlighten, empower and engage young black girls in a meaningful way.

A bid waiver is requested in order to provide for the most efficient deployment of services recommended by the Commission on Black Girls.

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

Emergency action is requested to avoid any delay in providing the resources necessary to respond to the increased demand as a function of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Title
To authorize Columbus City Council to contract with PMM in support of their work with the Commission on Black Girls to provide COVID-19 outreach efforts to Black girls; to authorize a transfer of appropriations within and an expenditure from the CARES Act Fund; to authorize a waiver of the competitive bidding provisions of Columbus City Codes; and to declare an emergency. ($634,000.00)

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WHEREAS, the Commission on Black Girls studies and assesses the current quality of life for Black girls ages 11-22, residing in central Ohio; and

WHEREAS, young...

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