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File #: 2083-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/10/2020 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 9/21/2020 Final action: 9/24/2020
Title: To authorize Columbus City Council to enter into a grant agreement with Community for New Directions in support of its After-School Program; to authorize a transfer of appropriations within the CARES Act fund; to authorize an expenditure of $28,806.00 within the CARES Act fund, and to declare an emergency. ($28,806.00)
Sponsors: Mitchell Brown, Priscilla Tyson
Attachments: 1. Ord 2083-2020 Legislation Template
Explanation

The purpose of this ordinance is to authorize Columbus City Council to enter into a grant agreement with Community for New Direction (CND) to provide additional materials for its After-School Program.

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent shutdown greatly affected CND’s ability to provide its core services, which are almost entirely in-person. Closed schools and daycares led to closing of in-school and after-school programs. Moving forward into the fall, CND is attempting to support students from all districts who are learning remotely. In order to provide programming and continue to help students stay on track, CND is in need of funding to purchase additional technology equipment including ceiling-mounted projectors, smart boards and white boards. These will allow CND to create remote-learning classrooms at its various locations and help students access the programming remotely.

Columbus City Council is supporting this project with $28,806.00 in funding from the CARES Act fund.

EMERGENCY DESIGNATION: Emergency action is requested in order to immediately provide the funds necessary to assist CND with its After-School Program.

FISCAL IMPACT: Total appropriation is $28,806.00 and is available within the CARES Act fund.

Title

To authorize Columbus City Council to enter into a grant agreement with Community for New Directions in support of its After-School Program; to authorize a transfer of appropriations within the CARES Act fund; to authorize an expenditure of $28,806.00 within the CARES Act fund, and to declare an emergency. ($28,806.00)


Body

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically reduced the opportunities to provide in-person social services and affected the revenue stream of many non-profits; and

WHEREAS, Community for New Direction helps youth to make a successful transition to adulthood by educating youth on decision making, refusal skills and decorum, as well as providing recreational activities that exclude the use ...

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