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File #: 2254-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/27/2021 In control: Environment Committee
On agenda: 9/13/2021 Final action: 9/16/2021
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Public Service to enter into grant agreements with various local school districts and related organizations in support of the School Litter Clean-Up Program; to authorize expenditure within the Recovery Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($498,825.00).
Attachments: 1. School Litter Clean up Program-Acct Template Ord 2254-2021
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND:
This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Department of Public Service to enter into grant agreements with various schools and social service agencies in support of the School Litter Clean-Up Program

Just as the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to impact the workforce, the need for economic assistance remains. The School Litter Clean-Up Program will offer athletic and extracurricular programs within and around Columbus to participate in litter cleanups in designated areas defined by Keep Columbus Beautiful. The groups will perform litter cleanup, provide Keep Columbus Beautiful with the locations cleaned and report the number of participants in each clean-up effort. Each organization may earn up to $1,500 for each cleanup up to a maximum of $24,000. This program gives students an opportunity to improve their community while earning money for their athletic program or extracurricular activity.

2. FISCAL IMPACT:
Grant funding in the amount of $498,825.00 is available in Fund 2209 (Recovery Fund), Subfund 220902 (Community Recovery). The funds are appropriated.

3. EMERGENCY DESIGNATION:
The department requests emergency designation for this legislation so that the clean-up efforts and financial assistance will be available to those experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic as soon as possible.

Title

To authorize the Director of the Department of Public Service to enter into grant agreements with various local school districts and related organizations in support of the School Litter Clean-Up Program; to authorize expenditure within the Recovery Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($498,825.00).

Body

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in more than half of the residents in major U.S. cities reporting serious financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; and

WHEREAS, athletic and extracurricular programs within and around Columbus will have an opportunity ...

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