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File #: 0854-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/30/2021 In control: Small & Minority Business Committee
On agenda: 4/5/2021 Final action: 4/9/2021
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to execute a grant agreement with Maroon Arts Group for sponsorship of the Pitch Black Columbus events; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure of $15,000.00 from the Jobs Growth subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($15,000.00)
Sponsors: Shannon G. Hardin
Attachments: 1. 0854-2021
Explanation
BACKGROUND:
This ordinance authorizes the Director of Development to execute a grant agreement with Maroon Arts Group for sponsorship of their Pitch Black Columbus events. The total amount of this grant agreement is $15,000.
The intent of Pitch Black Columbus is to provide residents an opportunity to pitch their community and economic development ideas and receive crowd-funded dollars to launch their initiatives.

Sponsorship of this event aligns with Columbus City Council’s priority of promoting opportunities for entrepreneurship, building strong neighborhoods, and developing pathways out of poverty. The grant dollars will be used to match the funds raised by ticket sales.

Emergency action is necessary due to the time-sensitive deadlines of event sponsorship.

FISCAL IMPACT: Funding is available in the Jobs Growth subfund.

Title
To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to execute a grant agreement with Maroon Arts Group for sponsorship of the Pitch Black Columbus events; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure of $15,000.00 from the Jobs Growth subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($15,000.00)

Body
WHEREAS, it is a top priority of Columbus City Council to support efforts that enhance economic development, entrepreneurship, and building strong neighborhoods; and

WHEREAS, City Council is authorized to allocate funds annually to assist agencies in the City with the operating costs of delivering programs; and

WHEREAS, the Director of the Department of Development desires to enter into a grant agreement with Maroon Arts Group to sponsor the Pitch Black Columbus events; and

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Department of Development in that it is immediately necessary to authorize Council to enter into a grant agreement with Maroon Arts Group and appropriate said funds to have funding available for necessary expenditures due to the time-sensitive deadlines of the event; NOW, THEREFORE,

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