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File #: 2540-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/4/2020 In control: Administration Committee
On agenda: 11/9/2020 Final action: 11/12/2020
Title: To authorize Columbus City Council to accept a grant from Welcoming America Inc.; to authorize an appropriation of $10,000.00 from the unappropriated balance of the private grant fund; to authorize an appropriation within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund; to authorize a transfer between funds; to repeal Ordinance 1456-2020; and to declare an emergency. ($20,000.00)
Sponsors: Emmanuel V. Remy, Rob Dorans
Attachments: 1. 2540-2020
Explanation
BACKGROUND: Columbus City Council has been awarded a $10,000 grant from Welcoming America Inc. in support of the city’s engagement efforts to improve communication with non-English speaking residents. The grant funds will be used to develop a series of culturally-specific Public Service Announcement (PSA) videos targeting New Americans, immigrants, and refugees in Central Ohio. The videos will balance timely COVID-19 related content with general information regarding access to essential services and resources.

This ordinance is submitted as an emergency so as to allow the financial transaction to be posted in the city’s accounting system as soon as possible. Up to date financial posting promotes accurate accounting and financial management.

FISCAL IMPACT: A total grant award of $10,000 from Welcoming America Inc. is being awarded to the City of Columbus, through Columbus City Council. An acceptance and appropriation of said grant is required. A total of 100% of the funds will be granted in advance. In addition, the $10,000 grant award will be supplemented with $10,000 from the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund.

Title
To authorize Columbus City Council to accept a grant from Welcoming America Inc.; to authorize an appropriation of $10,000.00 from the unappropriated balance of the private grant fund; to authorize an appropriation within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund; to authorize a transfer between funds; to repeal Ordinance 1456-2020; and to declare an emergency. ($20,000.00)

Body
WHEREAS, the success and vitality of Columbus as a whole is dependent upon critical information getting to the public, no matter their level of English fluency; and

WHEREAS, Columbus City Council won a competitive grant from Welcoming America, Inc. to create culturally-specific Public Service Announcement (PSA) communications targeting New Americans, immigrants, and refugees in Central Ohio; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary to accept and appropriate these fu...

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