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File #: 1659-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/3/2022 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 6/27/2022 Final action: 6/30/2022
Title: To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to enter into a grant agreement with the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) in support of youth programming; to appropriate funds and authorize an expenditure within the American Rescue Plan Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($60,000.00)
Attachments: 1. CAPA legislation template

Explanation

Background:  This ordinance authorizes the Director of Recreation and Parks to enter into a grant agreement with the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) in support of youth programming in the amount of $60,000.

 

CAPA requests a grant from the City of Columbus American Rescue Plan funding program to provide enriching arts education programming for children from Columbus City Schools and throughout central Ohio in 2022- 23. Our programs and events will offer opportunities for children to engage in multi-disciplinary arts educations experiences that tell stories representative of our diverse community, in partnership with a variety of local organizations. Planned programming will include expanded children’s activities at Festival Latino, free community performances of programs from our Passport to Learning education series, programs to celebrate El Día del Niño (Day of the Child) and National Hispanic Heritage Month, a Hamilton 3 residency for Title 1 schools, and our new intergenerational storytelling program, ARISE.

 

Principal Parties:

Columbus Association for the Performing Arts

55 E. State St.

Columbus, OH 43215

Vendor #:  004286

CC-004286

CC Expiration:  11/18/2022

 

Emergency JustificationEmergency action is requested in order to allow summer programming to be implemented as soon as possible in accordance with grant conditions for the preservation of the public health, safety and welfare.

Benefits to the Public: CAPA will increase opportunities for children from Columbus and surrounding communities to participate in high-quality arts education programming that is representative of our diverse population. Programs will include local teaching artists, and will build on existing CAPA partnerships throughout the community, including Columbus City Schools (CCS), Columbus Department of Recreation & Parks, and numerous local arts and community organizations.

 

Area(s) Affected: City-Wide.

Master Plan Relation: This project will support the mission of the Columbus Recreation and Parks’ Master Plan by providing diverse, inclusive, and affordable opportunities for youth. The program will also provide ways to expand program offerings to youth.

 

Fiscal Impact: Funding for this grant agreement is available within the American Rescue Plan Fund, 2209.

 

Title

To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to enter into a grant agreement with the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) in support of youth programming; to appropriate funds and authorize an expenditure within the American Rescue Plan Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($60,000.00)

 

Body

WHEREAS, it is necessary to authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to enter into a grant agreement with CAPA in support of youth programming; and

 

WHEREAS, this past year has underscored the critical role youth engagement plays in supporting the social well-being of youth populations and communities; and

 

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an increased need for educational programming and the creation of healthy childhood environments for Columbus youth  and families; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Recreation and Parks Department in that it is immediately necessary to authorize the Director to enter into a grant agreement with CAPA in order to allow summer programming to be implemented as soon as possible in accordance with grant conditions, all for the preservation of the public health, safety and welfare; now, therefore,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

SECTION 1. That the Director of Recreation and Parks is hereby authorized and directed to enter into a grant agreement with CAPA in support of youth programming:

 

SECTION 2. That per the action authorized by Section 1 of this ordinance, the expenditure of $60,000.00 is hereby authorized per the accounting codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

 

SECTION 3. That the funds necessary to carry out the purpose of this ordinance are hereby deemed appropriated, and the City Auditor shall establish such accounting codes as necessary.

 

SECTION 4.  That the City Auditor is authorized to make any accounting changes to revise the funding source for all contracts or contract modifications associated with this ordinance.

 

SECTION 5. That for the reasons stated in the preamble hereto, which is hereby made a part hereof, this ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval by the Mayor or ten days after passage if the Mayor neither approves nor vetoes the same.