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File #: 2069-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/8/2020 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 9/14/2020 Final action: 9/17/2020
Title: To authorize Director of the Department of Neighborhoods to enter into grant agreements with Community Development for All People, Community of Caring Development Foundation, and Africentric Personal Development Shop, in a total amount of up to $600,000.00, to add needed capacity to address COVID-19 specific services for youth and family empowerment and to add needed academic support services during COVID-19 for youth and families in the City of Columbus; to authorize the expenditure of up to $600,000.00 for these services starting September 11, 2020 within the CARES Act Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($600,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Legislative DAX Strings - 2069-2020
Explanation
Background
2020 has exposed historical inequities our communities have been experiencing for generations. With the spread of COVID-19 and its corresponding response, it is necessary for the City of Columbus to provide additional funding focused on our youth and families, specifically in the areas of job readiness and educational empowerment. These funds will be invested in community groups providing direct assistance at the grassroots level for our youth and families in the City of Columbus.

This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Neighborhoods to enter into grant agreements with Community Development for All People, Community of Caring Development Foundation, and Africentric Personal Development Shop in an amount up to $600,000.00 to add needed academic support services during COVID-19 for youth and families in the City of Columbus; this legislation also authorizes the expenditure of up to $600,000.00 for these services within the Department of Neighborhoods' allocation in Fund 2207.

The services included in this contract cannot be provided by existing city employees because these services are beyond the City’s current responsibility and capacity to provide.

Emergency Designation: Emergency action is requested to ensure that youth and family empowerment begins as the academic year school year begins.

Fiscal Impact: Funding is provided to the City of Columbus from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress and signed into law March 27, 2020.

CONTRACT COMPLIANCE: the vendor’s vendor number is:

Community of Caring Development Foundation
vendor # 026987
contract compliance dates 3-15-2019 to 3-15-2021

CDFAP
Vendor # 008972
Contract compliance - pending

Africentric Personal Development Shop Inc.
Vendor # 033495
Contract Compliance - pending

Title
To authorize Director of the Department of Neighborhoods to enter into grant agreements with Community Development for All People, Comm...

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