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File #: 2552-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/5/2020 In control: Education Committee
On agenda: 11/16/2020 Final action: 11/19/2020
Title: To authorize Columbus City Council to enter into a grant agreement with Columbus Early Learning Centers to provide assistance to the organization in response to the financial hardship experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic; to authorize a transfer of appropriation and an expenditure within the CARES Act fund; and to declare an emergency. ($112,000.00)
Sponsors: Shayla Favor, Priscilla Tyson
Attachments: 1. 2552-2020
Explanation
The purpose of this ordinance is to authorize Columbus City Council to enter into a grant agreement with Columbus Early Learning Centers to provide assistance to the organization in response to the financial hardship experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Columbus City Council is supporting this program with $112,000.00 in funding from the CARES Act fund.

EMERGENCY DESIGNATION: Emergency action is requested in order to immediately provide the funds necessary to assist residents in need.


FISCAL IMPACT: Total appropriation is $112,000.00 and is available within the CARES Act fund.

Title
To authorize Columbus City Council to enter into a grant agreement with Columbus Early Learning Centers to provide assistance to the organization in response to the financial hardship experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic; to authorize a transfer of appropriation and an expenditure within the CARES Act fund; and to declare an emergency. ($112,000.00)

Body
WHEREAS, human service organizations have experienced a significant increase in demand as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency; and

WHEREAS, expenditure of CARES Act funding will be used to provide assistance to eligible nonprofit human service agencies for eligible expenses and losses caused by, or in response to, the COVID-19 public health emergency; and

WHEREAS, the modified grant will be funded with Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act; and

WHEREAS, such expenditure of funds has not been previously accounted for in the 2020 Budget; and

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the City that it is immediately necessary to authorize City Council to enter into a grant agreement with Columbus Early Learning Centers to avoid any delay in providing critically-needed resources to meet the demands of residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, for the public health, safety and welfare; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUM...

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