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File #: 2393-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/13/2021 In control: Neighborhoods Committee
On agenda: 9/27/2021 Final action: 9/29/2021
Title: To authorize and direct the Director of the Department of Neighborhoods to accept a grant from, and enter into a grant agreement with, the Columbus Foundation in the amount of $20,000.00 to help coordinate efforts for the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) program; to authorize the appropriation of $20,000.00 within the Private Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($20,000.00).
Attachments: 1. Legislative DAX Strings - Ord No 2393-2021.pdf
Explanation
BACKGROUND: This ordinance authorizes the Director of The Department of Neighborhoods to enter into and accept a grant with the Columbus Foundation to help coordinate efforts for the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative.
In 2014 President Obama called on cities, non-profits, and the private sector to collaborate and close opportunity gaps for boys and young men of color (B&YMOC). Columbus was one of the first cities to answer this call. The city and partner organizations brought together more than 500 B&YMOC to ensure that Columbus’ My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) work was grounded in testimony from the target population. Numerous non-profit service providers, schools, and companies have created programs to serve vulnerable youth of color since the launch of the national MBK initiative.

Emergency Action is requested in order to receive the funds as soon as possible to continue My Brother’s Keeper programming.
FISCAL IMPACT: This ordinance authorizes the acceptance and appropriation of $20,000.00 within the Private Grant Fund from the Columbus Foundation for the financial support of My Brother’s Keeper.
Title
To authorize and direct the Director of the Department of Neighborhoods to accept a grant from, and enter into a grant agreement with, the Columbus Foundation in the amount of $20,000.00 to help coordinate efforts for the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) program; to authorize the appropriation of $20,000.00 within the Private Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($20,000.00).
Body
WHEREAS, Columbus Foundation has awarded the City of Columbus, Department of Neighborhoods, a grant in the amount of $20,000 to help coordinate efforts for the My Brother’s Keeper(MBK) program.
WHEREAS, Columbus Foundation will support the MBK community engagement activities with financial resources not to exceed $20,000.00; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary to authorize and direct the Director of The Department of Neighborhoods to enter into a grant agreement with the Columbus...

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