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File #: 2719-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/18/2020 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 11/23/2020 Final action: 11/25/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Development to execute a grant agreement with the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center for the provision of direct services to low and moderate income clients who have been impacted by COVID-19, or have been exposed, and are served by members of The Columbus Federation of Settlements; to authorize an expenditure up to $250,000.00 from the CARES Act Fund; to authorize the payment of expenses starting March 1, 2020; and to declare an emergency. ($250,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD2719-2020 2020-11-18 Admin C-R CRC CARES Act
Explanation
BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a grant agreement with the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center to support a material assistance fund to meet the increased basic needs of families and individuals experiencing economic hardship resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The agreement will cover costs from March 1, 2020, to December 30, 2020. The total amount of this grant is $250,000.00 and will be funded from CARES Act funds.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unforeseen needs among Columbus and Franklin County residents. Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center will be acting as a fiscal sponsor on behalf of The Columbus Federation of Settlements (CFS) to support a material assistance fund to meet the increased basic needs of families and individuals experiencing economic hardship resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Each partner organization (Central Community House, St. Stephen’s Community House, Clintonville Community Resources Center, Gladden Community House, & the Godman Guild Association) would have access to CARES Act funds to serve to its clients.

These funds will be the provision of direct services to low and moderate income clients served by members of The Columbus Federation of Settlements. Services will include supporting the community with rent and utility support, food, clothing/uniforms, furniture/appliances, ID support, gas cards, diapers, baby supplies, tuition costs, work supplies, medical copays/deductibles, and alternative living arrangements due to quarantine, funeral costs, and more. Up to 10% of the funds can be used for administrative or staffing costs associated with the delivery of services.

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

Emergency Designation: Emergency legislation is requested in order to encumber ...

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