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File #: 2086-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/10/2020 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 9/14/2020 Final action: 9/17/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Development to execute a grant agreement with Greater Hilltop Shalom Zone in an amount up to $200,000.00 as part of the city’s Youth and Community Empowerment Grant program; to authorize an expenditure up to $200,000.00 from the CARES Act Fund; to authorize the payment of expenses starting March 1, 2020; and to declare an emergency. ($200,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD2086-2020 2020-09-09 Admin Shalom Zone CARES Act
Background: This legislation authorizes the Director of Development to enter into a grant agreement with the Greater Hilltop Shalom Zone in an amount up to $200,000.00 as part of the city’s Youth and Community Empowerment Grant program.

This Youth and Community Empowerment Grant program shall assist Columbus neighborhoods with engaging youth and families in positive experiences and job readiness. The funds are to be distributed to key community partners with a proven track record of community engagement and data-backed outcomes. The funds provided by the city shall be distributed via "mini-grants" to grass root and community based organizations with this same goal: positive experiences for our youth and families and job readiness.

As a key community partner, the Greater Hilltop Shalom Zone will distribute grants of a minimum amount of $10,000 and no more than $25,000 to organizations predominately or wholly in their geographic boundary, targeting one-of-two areas: Youth/Family engagement and workforce development. Cost accrued to administer these funds should not exceed 15% of each agency's overall grant amount.

This funding will be used to provide assistance to qualified organizations as well as associated administrative costs for expenses starting March 1, 2020.

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

Emergency Designation: Emergency action is requested to ensure that the organizations can begin providing additional services as soon as possible.

Contract Compliance: the vendor number is 020715 and their contract compliance is in progress.

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, and available in the Department of Development’s CARES Act budget allocation (fund 2207...

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